Made to hold a tiny photo or other personal keepsake, our pretty envelope pendant's design echoes the scrolling foliage pattern found on a luxurious piece of British blackwork embroidery in The Met collection. Made about 1590, the original textile features silk and gilded-metal-wrapped thread on the finest Flemish linen. A form of embroidery using black silk thread, blackwork was popular in England for garments and textiles under Henry VIII and remained in vogue through the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. 12K gold plate and glass stones, with lobster claw closure. Measures 34 in.
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