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1920s Diamond Plus Qu’hier Et Bien Moins Que Demain Love Token

1920s Diamond Plus Qu’hier Et Bien Moins Que Demain Love Token

$1,100.00


Description

DATE: Art Deco, c.1920

This beautiful "plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain" pendant was made in France in the 1920s.

The design references a couplet by Rosemonde Gérard, from 1889: "Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t’aime davantage, Aujourd’hui plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain," which translates as "For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."

Alphonse Augis had the idea to make a pendant in 1907, cleverly replacing the words plus and moins with the mathematical symbols + and - . It's modelled in 14 karat gold and set with diamonds.

STONES

Diamond

MEASUREMENTS

2.6 x 2.3cm (not including bail)

WEIGHT

6.9g

MARKS

Tests as 14k Gold

Registration number: 561423

CONDITION

Excellent

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