Posted 5 years ago
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.