RARE Renaissance gold and ruby pendant
This is a delightful Renaissance gold and ruby pendant, dating to the 16th century. It would have been set with seven pink table-cut rubies of various shapes and sizes, three of which remain. It retains the three suspension loops that would have secured three hanging pearls. A rare pendant from the age of King Henry VIII (and The Tudors) in excavated condition.
CULTURE: Renaissance (Tudor Period)
DATE: c. 1550 - 1620 A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold and ruby
SIZE: 31mm x 22mm x 3mm
WEIGHT: 4.70 grams
PROVENANCE: From a European private collection, Netherlands.
Pre 1600, 17th Century, Tudor