Superb Early 19th CenturyPaste St. Espirit Dove Pendant with Bow Pendant
Additionally, the feminine charm of the bow evokes love, longing, and remembrance. The perennial bow has been a popular motif and finishing touch in jewelry from time immemorial, recurring and adapting to reflect the style of the era. We see bows in jewelry from the 18th century to modern day and, by studying them, learn how their design and style have evolved through the ages.
Bows appeared in jewelry as early as Roman times, probably originating with the practice of tying a string around the finger to remember something or someone. This example depicts an overall remembrance piece in the spiritual manner, with its features of paste stones accentuating the dove's body. A gorgeous addition to any neck stack or collection.
Materials and Features: paste, sterling silver
Age/Origin: Early 19th Century, French
Measurements: 7.7 grams, 1.60"
Condition: Very good; a slight subversion of two paste stones. Minor age wear associated.
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