Antique French Silver Cherub Medal Necklace

$595.00 AUD

Antique French Silver Cherub Commemorative Medal. Imprinted with the engravers name 'Lorthior' being Pierre-Joseph Lorthior 1733-1805. The Medal was probably made to celebrate the birth of Honoré V Grimaldi, Prince de Monaco b. 1778, to Honoré IV Grimaldi, Prince de Monaco and Louise d'Aumont. The back has the coat of arms of each family and the front has 3 cherubs and doves which would symbolise the birth of a child. This medallion was later minted around 1880 as the style was so popular. A stunning piece of jewellery and history. Chain and components new, sterling silver. 

Size: 47cm total length including Medal. Medal 3.5cm diameter

Designed and hand made by local artist Marjory Palmer. A keen francophile, Marj has been collecting beautiful antique French coins, lockets and trinkets on her travels in France for many years and turns them into unique, keepsake, Jewellery. These pieces are all one-off, no two pieces of her jewellery are ever the same. All components are sterling silver unless noted otherwise. Comes packaged in a black velvet, Lily Pond jewellery pouch.