Rare Antique French Gold Heart Pendant with Watch and Compass Love TokenRare Antique French Gold Heart Pendant with Watch and Compass Love TokenRare Antique French Gold Heart Pendant with Watch and Compass Love TokenRare Antique French Gold Heart Pendant with Watch and Compass Love TokenRare Antique French Gold Heart Pendant with Watch and Compass Love TokenRare Antique French Gold Heart Pendant with Watch and Compass Love Token

Where do I begin? This is one of the most unique pieces of jewelry I have had the pleasure of offering for a very long time.
It is 18 karat gold, enamel and set with a faceted, heart shaped rock crystal. The crystal has an inset of a fausse montre( fake watch) on one side and a compass on the reverse. The compass is working. I will not guarantee accuracy as this piece of jewelry is circa 1820!

The faux montre was a Georgian affectation popular in the 18th century. Men and women would enjoy the ruse and would wear a working watch on the left and sport a fake watch on the right. The "faux" watch would have no working movement, just a face and hands. It would often have a hidden vinaigrette, mirro
r or momento, and could also be attached to a chatelaine. The heart shaped "bottle" is also a ruse, as it is not a functioning bottle.

This version, in the shape of a heart , was a sentimental token imbued with lovely symbolism. Perhaps love forever sealed in a bottle. The compass will guide you through the hours of your life and back to me." So romantic.....

The face of the watch has a wonderful thick, original crystal curved cover over the face. It is so gorgeous when worn, as the entire composition and curved crystal are unique.

It measures 2 1/2 inches from the top of the triple chains X 1 inch across. The bottle alone is 1 1/2 inches long x 1 inch across.
Worn with a chain, or a ribbon/cord, this is a remarkable pendant.
The condition is excellent.

If you visit my alternate site on Instagram I have a video of this that can be viewed.
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ITEM ID
2554
COLOR
Blue, Clear, Gold
ITEM SIZE
2.5 inches from the top of the chain X 1 inch across
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Rare Antique French Gold Heart Pendant with Watch and Compass Love Token

$1,900

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