Regional jewelry

The regional jewelry gather the jewels of the regions of France, emblematic of a time when the traditional costumes were matched with the corresponding jewels. Savoyard creoles, poissardes, Norman crosses, crosses of the Puy en Velay, esclavage necklaces, Bressans enamels, Perpignan garnets, Poitou rings, Yvetot necklaces, Holy Spirits, Saint Lot crosses, jeannette crosses, all of these jewels tell the story of France through their manufacture and their evolution.

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  • Pendentif ancien Saint esprit de NormandiePendentif Saint esprit en or de normandie New
    1500,00

    Gold Normandy Saint Esprit pendant in 18 karat gold. Originally from Normandy, it features a dove with its head down, holding an olive branch in its beak. The bird hangs from a bow richly decorated with white paste stones, imitating diamonds. Red and green faceted glass adorns the olive branch at the bottom. A flat ring on the reverse of the pendant allows it to be worn on a velvet chain or ribbon. Norman regional catholic pendant, France, circa 1850.

    Horse hallmark (1838-1919), regional trumpet hallmark and partially erased goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Height: 6.5 cm
    Width: 3.7 cm

    Condition: minor wear

    Weight : 8.60 gr

    *The antique box and the chain are not sold with the jewel*
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  • Big gold cross pendantFrench gold cross pendant from Limousin New
    1300,00

    Large French antique cross pendant in 18 karat yellow gold. Large pendant in the form of a cross with “bird-tail” ends. Also known as “ecot” cross. On one side, Christ on the cross is surmounted by the word “INRI”, and on the reverse, a Virgin with Jesus as a Child are in the center of the jewel. Three drop-shaped pendants are held at the ends. The cross is decorated with bumps (or ecots) reminiscent of cut branches or rough wood. Limousin regional cross, circa 1880, France.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold), goldsmith’s hallmark

    Height (including bélière): 8.3 cm
    Width: 4.3 cm

    Condition: fine wear scratches

    Weight : 11.89 gr

    *The antique box and the chain are not sold with the jewel*
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    Learn more : These type of crosses symbolize the tree of life. During periods of epidemics, the branches that protrude from the cross were likened to plague buboes. From then on, crosses with ecots were reputed to cure the disease, or at least protect against it.

  • Silver enamel cross pendantCroix religieuse émaux bressans en argent
    500,00

    French Bressan silver pendant cross. Antique regional cross decorated with Bressan enamels and composed of six enameled elements: the central element is square and enameled in sky blue, the others have a drop shape and are enameled in dark green. Each element is set with red or green faceted glass at its center and decorated with gold arabesques. The cross is openwork and the setting is 18-karat gold. Antique regional cross, Burgundy, late 19th century.

    Boar hallmark and partially inscribed goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Height (including hoop): 6.6 cm
    Width: 4.3 cm

    Condition: small accident in the metal, on the back, under the right arm, slight and rare cracks in the enamel, no major missing parts.

    Weight : 7.46 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • bague fiançailles poitou fleurantique gold flower ring
    480,00

    French Victorian pansy ring in 18 karat gold. Antique ring decorated with a pansy in an oval cartouche. Usually, these rings were decorated with multicolored enamels, but these have disappeared. Regional ring, Poitou region, circa 1860, France.

    Partially erased horsehead hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Design size: 10 x 9 mm

    Finger circumference: 54.5 UE or 7 US (possible sizing)

    Condition: slight wear scratches, enamel decoration missing.

    Weight : 1.09 gr

  • bague régionale en orBague émail en or
    480,00

    French enamel flower ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold. Antique ring with a cartouche decorated with a blue and white enameled flower within a blue border. The shoulders of the ring are decorated with leaves and the band is faceted. This antique ring is suitable for both men and women. Antique wedding band ring, Normandy, second half of the 19th century.

    Horsehead hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold between 1838-1919) and DH goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Finger circumference: 63 UE or 10.25 US (can be changed)

    Plate width: 9 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 2.13 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • Antique gold drapery necklaceAntique gold drapery necklace
    2400,00

    French Georgian regional necklace in 18k (750) yellow gold and silver. Rare and lovely French regional necklace, composed of three silver medallions set with imitation diamond glass, linked together by four rows of yellow gold chains. The necklace fastens with an enameled clasp, decorated with a fleuron on a sky-blue background, surrounded by midnight-blue enamel. The two thin chains linking the necklace to the clasp are in metal. Regional necklace from the late 18th – early 19th century, Bresse region, France.

    Silver axe hallmark, rooster hallmark (head on right 1798-1809)

    Length: 38.5 cm

    Dimension of central plate: 30 x 25 mm

    Note: The two thin chains linking the necklace to the clasp are in metal.
    Condition : Usual wears

    Weight : 26.93 gr

  • 3000,00

    French regional diamond drapery necklace in 18 karat (750) yellow gold and silver. Antique regional necklace made up of five silver elements set with rose-cut diamonds. The central pendant holds two dangling diamonds. Round cable mesh chains link each diamond-set element. The main chain is antique yellow gold. Antique Arles drapery necklace, Provence, late 19th century, France.

    Boar and eagle head hallmark on the chain, horse head hallmark on the chain (french state hallmarks for 18 karat gold and silver)

    Total length: 39 cm
    Dimensions of central element: 35 x 25 mm

    Condition: the clasp is not centred on the chain

    Weight : 17.09 gr

    *The antique boxes are not sold with the jewel*

  • Saint esprit gold pendant and garnetpendentif saint esprit ancien en or
    660,00

    Saint Esprit du Puy en Velay pendant in 18-karat (750) pink gold.  This regional pendant is made of stamped gold leaf decorated with a stylized bird carrying three garnets as a pendant.  The center of the jewel is also set with a garnet.  Around it, the blue enameled decoration of the jewel has almost disappeared. The Holy Spirit is held at the top by a gold element forming a knot, set with nine garnets.  This antique regional Holy Spirit pendant dates from the beginning of the 19th century, circa 1810, Auvergne, France.

    Erased rooster hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold between 1809 and 1819).

    Dimensions: 6 x 3 cm

    Condition: missing enamels, a garnet replaced at the bottom, old welds at the back.

    Weight: 5.25 gr

    *The antique box and the chain are not sold with the jewel*
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  • antique enamel gold clasp barrelcollier corail régional fermoir tonneau émaillé
    820,00

    Coral necklace with French antique clasp in 18 karat (750) rose gold. Choker necklace composed of 92 faceted coral beads. The necklace closes with a barrel clasp with six enameled facets in a floral design. Antique necklace, late 19th century, France.

    Eagle head hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold).

    Total length: 37.5 cm
    Clasp dimensions: 5 x 11 mm

    Note: the necklace has been threaded.
    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 9.75 gr

  • fermoir pendentif ancien en orfermoir normand en or
    210,00

    Small enameled clasp pendant in 18 karat (750) gold. This Normandy clasp, in hollow gold. It is decorated with colored enamel: on one side, a red enameled flower framed by midnight-blue leaves, within a cartouche. The cartouche is surrounded by a jagged frieze; on the other side, the same motif […]

  • antique french regional clasp in goldfermoir régional français normandie
    700,00

    Large enameled regional heart clasp in 18 karat gold (750). This regional clasp, in hollow gold, is rectangular in shape. It is richly decorated with colored enamel motifs: on one side, an enameled flower blossoms in the center of a coat of arms, surrounded by two blue and green pansies in a cartouche. The cartouche is surrounded by a frieze of enameled fleurons and oval shapes; on the other side, two flaming hearts resting on two intersecting horns of plenty, enameled blue and red, within a cartouche. The cartouche is surrounded by a frieze of dots on a blue background. Regional clasp from Normandy, French sentimental jewelry from the mid-19th century.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold), France.

    Clasp dimensions: 14 x 29 mm

    Condition: scratches from use, missing enamel, slight dents

    Weight : 1.38 gr

  • Antique Perpignan garnets ring in goldBague grenats de Perpignan ancienne
    1350,00

    Perpignan garnets cluster ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold. This large, oval-shaped cluster ring is entirely set with faceted and flat-cut Perpignan garnets. The central oval garnet is surrounded by 23 round garnets. These garnets have a raspberry-red color typical of the garnets used in this region of southern France. The ring is decorated in openwork on the shoulders. Antique Regional Catalan ring, late 19th century, France.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and partially visible goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Finger size: 60 FR or 9.25 US (no resizing).

    Ring head dimensions: 25 x 20 mm

    Condition: scratches from use, small pewter soldering on underside, some stones have been replaced.

    Weight : 5.35 gr