One of three necklaces made with tiny, hand-painted shields that we sourced last year from a button collector who had come across a sample board of champlevé enameled jewelry drops and ornaments in France. The hand-painted bouquet has roses, forget-me-nots, and violets, a trio of flowers that in the Victorian “language of flowers” signify love, remembrance, and faithfulness.
- Antique French champlevé enamel drop with black border and an emaux peints bouquet, circa 1890
- Hand-wrapped, gilded brass chain with freshwater pearls, 16 inches long, extending to 20 inches
- Tiny freshwater pearl drop