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Antique French cross pendant Badine garnets France regional jewelry

Cross pendant "badine" or little wind in gold with garnets, pear-shaped element articulated to the rest of the cross, in bezel setting, with bail drawn back and invisible.

This cross was the most typical and traditional cross made in the Roussillon in France, worn with a silk or velvet ribbon attached or tied around the neck. The shape of this jewel was already know by Catalan goldsmiths in 1663. Worn during the Empire and the Restoration, they are found on the portrait of Elizabeth Campagnac.

In our days, French regional crosses are very scarce compared to the variety that existed in the old days. Most of these crosses are now kept in museums or in private collections.

Antique jewelry object group: pendants
Country of origin: France
Style: Victorian - (styles overview)
Period: ca. 1850 (events and facts in 1890)
Source of inspiration: Christianity
Theme: cross
Material: 18K yellow gold - (precious metals)
Precious stones: garnet - (precious stones)
Birthstones: Garnet is the birthstone (or month stone) for January. - (general birthstones explanation)
Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838. - (general hallmarks info)
Condition: excellent condition - (our condition scale)
Dimensions: height approximately 6.22 cm (2.45 inch)
Weight: 8.60 gram (5.53 dwt)
Reference Nº: 09177-4347

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Antique French cross pendant Badine garnets France regional jewelry
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