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

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

$1,500.00


Description

DATE: Art Deco, c.1920

This beautiful "plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain" pendant was made by Alphonse Augis 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."

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 18 karat gold and set with rubies and diamonds.

STONES 

Ruby & Diamond

MEASUREMENTS 

2.6 x 2.2cm

WEIGHT 

5.9g

MARKS 

Signed A. Augis

Tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

 

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