Vintage FRENCH Gold Filled (ORIA) Religious Medal - Cherub/Putti/Angel
Welcome to ROBINS NEST MIDWEST! May I offer….
NOTE: This is the SMALLER of the two cherub medals I am currently offering.
AGE: C.1920/1930 or so - Art Deco period
ITEM: This particular offering of mine came straight off a "sample sheet" of medals that a salesman would have carried with him to show to potential jewelry dealers. The religious charm offered here is a lovely depiction of the head of an angel, cherub or putti. Front coloring is a combination of matte and shiny gold; yellow and rose gold. Plain back. The charm, more than likely, was a presentation present for First Communion or Confirmation.
CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot.
METAL CONTENT: Gold Filled Content.
HALLMARKS: C.CHARL on the front of the medal (artist). ORIA on the bale. Note: Oria is a mark similar to the French trade name FIX. Both makers specialised in heavy gold filled jewellery which would deceive an onlooker into believing it was genuine gold through and through. The metal, and top "bloom" of high carat gold (usually 18K), make the piece practically perfect, hardly EVER showing wear due to its thickness and durability.
SIZE: Medal, without bale or jump ring, measures 9/16" approx high/wide.
WEIGHT: 1.1 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Just needs a chain or the right charm bracelet.
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