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Flemish cross pendant in silver & gold with diamonds, around 1800

Intertwined vines and flowers make up this piece of jewellery from Flanders. It is a three-part cross made of silver with overlays of gold and small diamonds. The stones in historic cuts are set in closed mirror settings of silver. Their shine is much softer than that of modern stones and velvety they shimmer in the light. All elements of the piece of jewellery are made up of individual parts that are movably connected to each other. A double eyelet on the back makes it wearable on a velvet ribbon as a pendant. It is a typical goldsmith's work from Flanders of the years around 1800, which was worn into Normandy and was part of the costume of the people along the coast there as here. For dating, compare the jewels illustrated on the website www.bijouxregionaux.fr in the chapter on the "Croix Papillon" or "Croix à la Jeanette", as well as similar pieces also in Ginny Redington Dawis/Olivia Collings: Georgian Jewelry 1714-1830, Woodbridge 2007, p. 152f.

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