The sterling silver pendant features “Aurora Chasing away the Darkness” #185 that suspends from an elongated hammered link chain (6 millimeters wide by 15 mm long and 1 mm thick), interspersed with four faceted 5 mm by 7 mm emerald-cut Peridot gemstones securely set in a 4-prong wire basket setting.
At the center base of Aurora, an oval Peridot dangles gracefully in its 6-prong wire basket setting. This genuine gemstone is 5 mm wide by 7 mm long by 3 mm thick. The pendant measurement is 40 mm or 1 1/2 inches wide by 1 3/8th inches or 36 mm long. The 15 ½ inches long necklace is finished with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp and jump ring.
The total weight of the necklace is 28.6 grams. The approximate total gemstones weight is 4.5 carats.
The Aurora Chasing Away Darkness necklace features a first generation sterling silver casting from Mon Coeur’s rare collection of intaglio impressions. The “white enamel” plaster of Paris impressions were made from the first 500 pieces from, the avid art collector, Polish Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski 2,500 commissioned carved gemstone intaglios.
Prince Poniatowski lived in Rome between 1754 and 1833. These numbered miniature masterpieces are original art inspired by reading the literature of Greek and Roman mythology of the god, goddess, heroes, and heroines.
This impression collection was previous owned by UK General Sir Alexander Walker (1764-1831) and his son William Stuart Walker (1817-1896). The collection was held in a small wooden curio case being admired by a select few.
- University of Oxford, Classical Art Research Centre in the Beazley Archive Reference # T185
- Title/Description: Aurora Scattering Flowers and Dispelling Darkness, which is represented by a bird of night,
- Collection Record: John Tyrrell, Esq. (1841)