Latest Finds What's Hot
Expert Picks
Our WorldNew!
Contact Book Virtual Appt Wishlists Sign In
The Antique Jewellery Company
The Antique Jewellery Company Experts since 1975Read More
The Antique Jewellery Company

Georgian 18ct Gold, Enamel & Bloodstone Opening Bomboniere Pendant

900M
Rare Find
132 Admirers
ThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnail
ThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnailThumbnail

An unusual egg shaped pendant that that hinges open to a hollow interior. It was made in France circa 1800-1820. There is an enamelled saying around the middle that reads “Voyez et Souvenez” in French “See and remember”. It was perhaps a mourning piece of jewellery, or it could have been given as a wedding present, which was a Continental custom to give Bombonieres. Often they contained almonds or even a wedding ring. This piece is too small for either of those things so I can only conclude that it was a decorative piece of jewellery.

Written by Olly Gerrish

Sold

A rare piece!

Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good, some enamel deficient

Provenance

French

Materials

Gold Bloodstone Enamel

Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to 18ct gold

Measurements

Height 2.7 cm
From top of loop to base 3.4 cm
Width at widest point 1.8 cm

Item Number

900M
The Responsible Choice

The Responsible Choice

Buying antique jewellery is both ethical and eco-friendly as harmful and destructive mining processes are not needed to make an item yours. So give yourself a pat on the back!

More info
Our 5 Point Promise

Our 5 Point Promise

We always stay true to our core values, embodied in The AJC Guarantee:
Quality, Rarity, Knowledge, Peace of Mind and The Personal Touch

More info
Google Ratings
4.9 Out of 225 Reviews
Antique Jewellery Company

Be an insider

Subscribe to the AJC Newsletter to be the first to hear about latest finds, offers and updates, and receive a 10% discount off your first purchase