Sterling Heart/Key/Rose Pendant

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Silverhound1628
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Sterling Heart/Key/Rose Pendant

Postby Silverhound1628 » Wed May 09, 2018 2:39 pm

Hello all. I'm trying to find some info on a pendant I came across recently. I am mainly concerned with the time period it might have been made and probable country of origin. It has no makers marks that I can find, but it is marked "Sterling". It looks like it was cast, but made to look like repose. At the bottom on the front there was apparently a crack in the mold, and there is some extra material on the back near the point of the heart. Any information or ideas would be appreciated.
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fashion.fashoff
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Re: Sterling Heart/Key/Rose Pendant

Postby fashion.fashoff » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:28 pm

it appears to be a recasting of a Reed & Barton Christmas ornament. the originals were die-struck with a flat backing (hollow inside).

from a google search:
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Silverhound1628
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Re: Sterling Heart/Key/Rose Pendant

Postby Silverhound1628 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:33 pm

Sure enough, there it is. I wonder why someone would have made a "copy". Especially out of sterling. Thanks for the info!


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