GOTHIC EUROPEAN PENDANT NECKLACE, 13TH-15TH CENTURY
Made by the open face mold process. Silver on bronze, tear-shaped with vertical roped medial and pellet surround. The form is aesthetic and not symbolic, but possibly inspired by the leaf. That specifically suggests that the owner was of the common, but upper class, probably the wife of a merchant. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.