Cat Playing with a Ball Pendant, c. 1890, gold and diamonds, 1 1/8 inches in diameter. 3915. Cat Locket Pendant, French, c. 1890, enamel, diamonds, and platinum, 1 3/8 inches in diameter.
These cat pendants showcase the superb workmanship and extravagant materials characteristic of jewelry made during the Gilded Age at the turn of the 20th Century. Diamonds were found in greater supply by the 19th Century and with the general increase in wealth, more people could afford luxury items such as these lovely playful cats.