Gold, hair, garnets and enamel were created to make this French amatory pendant.enamel is difficult to read All .are well set and are in fine condition . Although the white enamel is difficult to read, we believe it says "AMOY AMOUR PAS" . It needs translation.
The mounting has been tested and is 18k gold. The central crystal covered section pictures a large tree in the foreground highlighting a pastoral scene. The work is done with hair on a natural panel. The tiny garnets in the crown are very small but may have covered a lock of hair
On the reverse there is an enclosure fitted with a crystal that may have held a lock of hair. The bale was most likely a late r addition . We cannot be sure. Pieces such as this were generally worn on ribbon around the neck. It measures 1 and 3/4 inch top to bottom and is 3/4 inch at its widest.
Jewels such as this are few and far between in this fine condition. It's a treasure.
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