This very fine example of Victorian jewelry features taille d'epargné enamel, foxtail tassels, and seed pearls. It can be worn as a pendant necklace or a brooch. It has a gorgeous design of wreaths, scrolls, and architectural detail. The center tassel can be removed to hang a separate charm, watch, or other object. Taille d'epargné, sometimes referred to as black enamel tracery, translates from French literally as "saving cut." A very high end and fine example of Victorian jewelry techniques. Most likely American, circa 1850 - 1870.


Antique Taille d'Epargné Tassel Pendant / Brooch

  • Metal- 14 karat yellow and rose gold
    Weight- over 20 grams
    Gemstones- five 1.99 mm natural pearls
    Size- 3.7 x 1.3 inches
    Details- gold stippling, taille d'epargné black enamel tracing, tassels with ball ends
    Condition- excellent antique condition