A very large and significant 18K yellow gold medallion circa 1958 depicting a woman playing the harp with young children in high relief. The workmanship and detailing of this charm is absolutely phenomenal. It weighs a substantial 21.6 grams and has a 1.3 inch diameter (not including the bail).
The back of the pendant is inscribed in Italian “Al Maestro Cesare Nordio Nel Decimo Anno di Direzione Del Conservatorio “Monteverdi” GLI Insegnanti Bolzano MCMXLVIII - MCMLVIII” which roughly translates to “To Maestro Cesare Nordio In the Tenth Year of Directing the “Monteverdi” Conservatory, The Teachers Bolzano 1948 - 1958.” After some research, we learned that Cesare Nordio was an Italian composer who came to prominence post World War I and this medallion was most likely gifted to him! The medallion is also stamped “750” on the bottom for 18K gold purity marks.
A really lovely piece for the lovers of history, music, art, or Italy!
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Weight: 21.6 grams
Measurement: 1.3 inch diameter (additional 0.3” for bail)
Condition: In very good vintage condition with some minor surface scratches and wear. The lettering in the back has faded. Please note the chain in the photos is NOT included with this listing!
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