Stanhope* lens coral seed pearl and gold Victorian cross pendant.
Victorian coral seed pearl gold and Stanhope* lens cross pendant circa 1890.
*Stanhope scopes are optical devices that enable the viewing of microphotographs without using a microscope. They were invented by René Dagron in 1857. This cross pendant has a microscopic image of a Madonna viewable through the central Stanhope lens.
GEMSTONES: coral, seed pearls.
METAL: 14-karat yellow gold.
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 1 5/8” (4.1 cm), including bail, by 7/8” (2.2 cm) overall.
CONDITION: high magnification photographs show very pristine condition consistent with age and wear.
Why not treat yourself or a special person in your life to this beautiful and rare Stanhope lens and coral Victorian cross pendant? In either case, it is our sincere desire that it becomes a treasure, a source of pleasure and pride every time it is worn. For over thirty-five years, Jacob’s Diamond and Estate Jewelry has been in the business of making people happy by selling a carefully curated collection of antique and estate jewelry, wearable art. We believe in the power of estate jewelry to be gratifying and luxurious, good quality, usually at a very good value with the added potential of becoming tomorrow’s heirlooms. That is what it is all about, from our good taste to yours. Cheers!
Victorian coral seed pearl gold and Stanhope lens cross pendant circa 1890.