This is a beautiful, Georgian pendant featuring the wheat sheaf motif. I have heard two different versions of the meaning of this motif, and both from dealers of whom I have a great deal of respect. One says this is a mourning motif with a Biblical reference, and the other says it is a love or amatory token, often given to brides, as sort of a good luck token for fertility. Whichever, this is a lovely piece. The wheat sheaf itself consists of ground hair. There are one or two lose bunches--one or two may well be intentional as every piece with this motif I have ever seen has a bit of "wheat falling from the bale," which denotes mourning. This pendant has a natural pearl surround, and the hair is gathered with a gold ribbon and 5 natural pearls. The piece is unmarked but tested 10 carat gold.. With the bale, it measures 2 inch North to South, and 5/8 of an inch East to West. It weighs 3.92 grams, and is circa 1780. I have had rings and clasps with this motif, but this is the first pendant . This piece most likely started life as a brooch though, as I do see evidence of clasp removal and addition of the bale.

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Robbins' Roost Antiques

Mourning Jewelry, Memorial Jewelry, Georgian pendant, Wheat Sheaf motif, pearl surround, gold

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    Antique English smalls of quality
    Specializing in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, English smalls, including leather bound books, silver etc.

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    since 2000

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    Barbara Robbins Email Shop Owner
    Nashville , TN This Shop is rated Platinum - 1,000 or more sales Platinum Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2000