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Late 18th Century Georgian arrow pierced heart locket pendant in gold filigree

Gold filigree pendants with two crossed arrows, crowned, with in its center a burning heart-shaped hinged little box are usually made somewhere between 1780 and 1820. Most of them were made in Belgium and/or France but there are known examples made in Holland too. Jewelry like this was mostly worn on weddings and other important occasions.

Antique jewelry object group: locket/pendant

Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style: Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
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Period: ca. 1800
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Source of inspiration: Love and romance

Theme: Heart - The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are extremely prevalent symbols representing love. (from: Wikipedia)

Material: 18K yellow gold
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Technique: Filigree (formerly written filigrann or filigrane) is a delicate kind of jewel work made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver or stitching of the same curving motifs. It often suggests lace and French from 1660 to the late 19th century. It should not be confused with ajoure jewellery work; while both have many open areas, filigree involves threads being soldered together to form an object and ajoure involves holes being punched, drilled, or cut through an existing piece of metal. (from: Wikipedia)

Hallmarks: Illegible remains.
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Dimensions: height 4,85 cm (1,91 inch)

Weight: 5,30 gram (3,41 dwt)

Reference Nº: 19217-0001

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Late 18th Century Georgian arrow pierced heart locket pendant in gold filigree
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