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Posted 2 years ago


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I've always been very fond of Peasant Jewelry and thereby so fortunate to have some beautiful pieces not only from my own country, but today I can add to my previous lovely French jewel my Papillon Cross (1800-1840) in Belgium called Croix de la Jeanette.
This latest treasure is one of those wonderful antique peasant jewelry from France to be precise also from Normandy.
This Silver Saint Lô Cross of French Croix de Saint Lô Pendant is my find of the month! It's an early model (circa 1790-1830) , diamonds not rhinestones. Set in silver back site (as usual in those days) rose gold.
Here is the page for with diamonds Normandy crosses and this one shows similarities with the Saint Lô cross (which design evolved with time!)
I hope you enjoy like I do !

There are (two on the front right site and one on the left site ) three different hallmarks. They are so incredibly small that I can not decipher unfortunately. Perhaps you have some idea.


  1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Efesgirl thanks for your quick respons, comment and love. Especially from a fellow countryman.
  3. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Great! Pics are better now ;-)
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    kyratango, thanks, do you recognize this mark as hare head or is it another mark ?
  5. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Can't see clearly as it is partial... perhaps the girafe's head?
  6. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    I found a very interesting auction catalog with lots of peasant jewelry and crosses, google for


    (all attached as written)
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
  8. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
  9. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    First result on the search, pdf for an auction sale by Tajan. com
  10. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Or from Tajan auctioneer archives, bijoux 13/06/03
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Hura, I found it there are indeed several Croix de Lo but not as old as this one I believe. Also regarding bijouxregionaux.fr the text relates to this site. I put on another photo of the mark perhaps you can see it. But I have to let you know that this hallmark is on a gold little piece of the cross.
  12. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Sean68, Peasejean55, vetraio50, Roycroftbooksfromme1 thank you all for your interest and love.
  13. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    I can see where it is struck on pic 2, lower right scroll!
    will have a look to my Tardy book tomorrow :-)
  14. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Caperkid thanks for looking and love.
  15. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Newtimes, valentino97 and freiheit thanks for loving and looking.
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    melaniej thank you for looking and love.
  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    bratjdd, Nordicman32 thank you both for love
  18. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Caperkid thanks for interest and love.
  19. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Moxie1 and Elisabethan thank you both.
  20. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Manikin and BelleEpoque thanks you both for love and attention.

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