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Victorian Ivy Leaf Love Token Charm

Victorian Ivy Leaf Love Token Charm

$2,400.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

"Where I cling I die." The sweetest Victorian love token charm, modelled as an Ivy leaf, which slides open to reveal the words: "Ou je m'attache je meurs" in the most charming hand painted enamel. A subtle yet exciting double meaning is revealed when we consider the Victorians referred to orgasms as "little deaths" (thanks @annaganishh ). It's French, crafted in silver with the most gorgeous gold wash, and dates from the latter half of the 19th century, circa 1880.

MEASUREMENTS 

2.6 x 1.4cm

WEIGHT 

3.0g

MARKS 

Stamped 800

CONDITION 

Very good, with light antique patina. The enamel is in great condition

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