Posted 3 years ago
Amatory love token, probably English, circa 1650 - 1680, a gold pendant with two enameled love birds within a border inscribed in black enamel script: Love is a comfort.
The pendant is attached to a gem-set cross (emerald, ruby, rock crystal, pearls), enameled in vibrant colors. The pendant is enameled to both obverse and reverse.
A rare early amatory piece with much enamel still intact. It is in a later fitted case.