Design for a Pendant with Diamonds, Pearls, and Scrolling Motifs
Félix Leblanc French
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Wood engraving with a design for a pendant with diamonds, pearls, and scrolling motifs. In the center of the pendant is a large, square-cut diamond, framed by a strip of smaller, round diamonds, flanked by four round pearls, each in turn framed by a strip of round diamonds. The upper frame is flanked by four small scrolls, three of them containing small, round diamonds, and the middle one hanging from the bail of the pendant, which is made out of metal and contains a vertical strip of small round diamonds running through its center, and is decorated by a round pearl. The central frame with diamonds and pearls is positioned between two semi-abstract feathers, which scroll up and to the sides of the central frame, from a horizontal strip of diamonds under the frame; the center of the feathers is made up of strips of small, round diamonds, and the body of the feathers is made up of thin, scrolling strips of metal ending on small, round diamonds. The upper parts of the feathers are decorated with two small, oval diamonds. From under the horizontal strip of pearls, between the scrolling feathers, hangs a small, oval diamond, holding a heart-shaped scrolling motif with a round pearl in the center, flanked by four strips of diamonds of increasing sizes, a pear-shaped diamond hanging under it. Two other pear-shaped diamonds hang to the sides of the heart motif, from the scrolling feathers.