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Posted 3 years ago


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This is a silver memento cross from 1917, during the first World War. I found it together with some victorian charms on a flea market some years ago.
Sint Pieters Buiten is not so far from where I live.
I'm not sure it has anything to do with the war, we will never know for sure. De Vreese is a very common name in this country.
The cross is very thin and not really even. The carving is crude, almost as if someone in the trenches did it.
I never wear it, but I do like it. Especially the little heart with arrow. This must be done with real love.
Hope you enjoy it.


  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks inky, Phildavid, vetraio50, Bhock45, Manikin, Blunderbuss2 and mustangtony for your love!
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks valentino97, bratjdd, inky and Phildavid for the love
  3. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 3 years ago
    Hi Newtimes - any chance you might be interested in parting with the cross....I am making a memorial for my grandfather and great uncle - both were in Belgium during WWI - my grandfather came back but my great uncle did not.
  4. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Antiquarius, sorry I only just now read your comment. Its great you are making a memorial. So many people died here in Belgium during that war.
    I dont really want to let the cross go, I only post objects from my personal collection that are dear to me.
    I would love to help you if you need pictures or info or some other things about Belgium.
    Do you know we still do a remembrance for the people who died during WWI? Every day at 20.00h they play the 'Last Post' on trumpet in Ypres at the Menin Gate.
    We also have a Flanders Fields museum.

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