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Ref  LF7  Vie Seule

Charming enamel on copper amour jewel, from the Netherlands or France, second half of the 17th century. Such jewels were often presented as marriage or betrothal gifts. Cupid is depicted in a rural landscape, surmounted by the motto : Une Seule [only you]. The god of Love celebrates his success, his arrow has been shot, his bow is at rest and love has been found. The enamel plaque is set to a silver mount with typical saw teeth setting of this period. The pendant measures 1 and 1/4 inches by 1 and 1/8 inches. For a pendant from the same period using similar enamelling techniques, see plate 261 in The Art of the Jeweller A Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum, editor Hugh Tait.

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