A French Napoleonic paste and silver pendant. Early 19th century
A French Napoleonic paste and silver pendant. Early 19th century
A French Napoleonic paste and silver pendant. Early 19th century
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A French Napoleonic paste and silver pendant. Early 19th century

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A French Napoleonic paste and silver pendant in the form of Cross below a Crown.

the front centre with an eglomise medallion of a Pelican in her Piety, the reverse with an eglomise medallion of a Rose and Cross.

Set with emerald green and clear paste in silver.

French, early 19th century.

Length:8cm

The subject known as 'The Pelican in her Piety' refers to the medieval fable of the pelican drawing blood from its own breast to feed its young. This image is used to symbolise Christ sacrificing himself on the cross to redeem the world's sins