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Georgian 18ct Gold, Enamel & Bloodstone Opening Bomboniere Pendant




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

A rare piece!

Est FREE UK Delivery: Thu 20th June, before 1pm
Date & OriginGeorgian (1714-1830), French
MeasurementsHeight 2.7 cm
From top of loop to base 3.4 cm
Width at widest point 1.8 cm
ConditionVery Good, some enamel deficient
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 18ct gold
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