An ornate filigree pendant in the form of a cross set with table cut diamonds surrounded by an intricate floral and foliate openwork design in the Flemish style.
- Crafted in 18ct gold and silver with regional French hallmarks.
- Made in Flanders circa late 18th to early 19th century.
- In excellent condition, with original slide fitting to the reverse formed of two bands to hold a ribbon or chain.
- Length 77mm x 47mm width
- Weighs 13.2g
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This piece, known as a Flemish cross, was made in Flanders during the late 18th to early 19th century. In Catholic France during this period women wore a cross on a silk or black velvet ribbon high up on the neck, the type of cross varying from region to region. Flemish cross pendants were made in Flanders between 1770 and 1840 and worn throughout Belgium and Northern France, Belgium being a French province from 1793 to 1815. The Flemish cross was also known as a ‘papillon’ (butterfly) cross, the name butterfly due to the delicate lacy lightness of the filigree.
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