Indian Coin Silver Flower Pendant
This beautiful Indian silver pendant was handmade approximately 100 years ago. The work is just lovely, featuring a lush garden scene in detailed relief. The work is lovely, and the pendant features a wonderful patina and has a nice heft to it. The pendant measures slightly over 2 inches high by about 1.75 inches wide, and weighs 14.4 grams.
The most common source of silver in 19th and early 20th century Indian silver work was old silver coins, which are approximately 80% silver, and that is what this pendant is made out of. This pendant was made in the Repousse technique, which is a metalworking technique in which thin sheets of malleable metal are ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.