This amazing and very rare 'Qu`Hier' French vintage charm is looking for a new home!
Made of solid 18K gold this love token has an unusual for such pendants shape - a flat square profile with a beautiful geometric ornament. Usually these pendants were made round, but this is the first time I see a square one decorated in such a tasteful manner. Truly a unique piece!
Adorned with a classy centerpiece this vintage medal reads: " + Qu'Hier - Que Demain", which translates from French as: "I love you (+) more than I did yesterday and less (-) than I will tomorrow.” What a beautiful and full of sentiment saying, isn`t it?!
This charming and full of warmth line comes from a poem written by Mrs Rosemonde Gerard to her beloved husband Edmond Rostand, the famous French writer of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Such medals were made in France from early to mid-twentieth century and were given to the loved ones as a promise or pre-engagement gift. Often being engraved on the reverse side with the names of the couple, such tokens were rather popular. Unfortunately, lots of them were lost and they are not so common on a vintage market place any longer.
This particular charm was made by a renown goldsmith Alphonse Augis, who lived and worked in Lyon, France, from 1905 to 1950`s. It is hallmarked on the medal face: "A-rooster-A". The medal is solid 18k yellow gold set with 14k white gold "+" sign and a "-" sign set with two synthetic rubies.
This classy and rare unisex pendant will make a great and symbolic gift for someone you love! This is a unique gem, for those who value one-of-a-kind, designer vintage pieces.
Hallmarks: Masters mark: "A-rooster-A", French stamp for 18K gold - 'eagles head';
Dimensions: 15 x 14 mm (without a bale);
Bale length: 9 mm;
Central stone: two synthetic rubies (1.5 x 0.5 mm each);
Pendant Weight: 1.8 g;
Amazingly preserved piece, no damage whatsoever - ready for it`s new life in your capable hands! Please note, that the chain shown on the last few pictures is for illustrative purposes only and is not included in this lot.
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