Fable has it that “Forget-me-not, O Lord!” is what a poor German knight shouted as he fell into a river. He and his lady were picking flowers by the side of the river at the time and yet as fate would have it, the knight’s armor dragged him down to the bottom as he fell in. Upon his cries for help, he threw the blue posy of flowers to his loved one and promptly drowned. This little tale reportedly dates to around the 15th century, but no doubt had different permeations along the way, as romantic stories often do. Hence, the concept of remembrance, eternal love, and faithfulness grow from this.
A gorgeous 18ct, French brooch with pearls and turquoise cabochons, in both egg shaped tear drops, and sweet little spheres- this special example is circa 1860-1870, in excellent condition, and features particularly lustrous pearls that swing from golden chain, that waterfalls down from the central flower. Absolutely delicious, with that sensual closed back!
Materials and Features: 18ct gold, pearls, turquoise cabochons
Age/Origin: French, 1860-1870
Measurements: 1.5", 4.2 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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