2010/08/29

Let's write it in the book of love!

Let's write it in the book of love!


Truly magnificent early Victorian gold love pendant with forget-me-nots and roses
(as most of the Adin pictures, this also is a non-edited true picture)

Georgian gold love pendant

Look what we found! A truly magnificent early Victorian gold love pendant with forget-me-nots and roses in the shape of a book. Inside there is a compartment where still a lock of hair is kept. On the outside of the locket on both sides we see a little bouquet of flowers, rosesand forget-me-nots and when looking close we can even recognize a little butterfly.


Antique jewelry object group: lockets and pendants

Country of origin: France

Style: Georgian

Period: ca. 1820

Source of inspiration: Mother nature (see also flower symbolism)

Theme: book

Material: 18K tri-color (red, yellow, green) gold

Technique: Granulation is a technique where the goldsmith uses very small balls (granules) of metal, which are not soldered to the piece but welded. This technique demand very high skills and precision from the maker.

Extra information: Although not certain, the light blue color used in this jewel could refer to the color of the forget-me-not flower, a popular color used among lovers.

Precious stones: eight turquoises

Birthstones: Turquoise is the birthstone (or month stone) for December.

Hallmarks: The French control mark representing an ram's head that was in use in France from about 1817.

Condition: excellent condition

Dimensions: 3.04 cm (1.20 inch) x 2.42 cm (0.95 inch)

Weight: 19.80 gram (12.73 dwt)

Reference Nº: 10165-0470




Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be




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