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ANTIQUE GEORGIAN FRENCH 18K GOLD ENAMEL FRIENDSHIP LETTER CHARM c1780

875.00

An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) charm; beautifully modelled as an envelope, with purple & white enamelling, hinging open to reveal a handwritten vitreous enamel billet doux / bon mot: "Ce billet que vous lissez, vous assure de mon amite" (This letter that you read, assures you of my friendship). Also a message to the back ' La Vie plus aimable' (the good life).

Very scarce, lovely quality & so collectible...wearable too!

CONDITION: All original and generally good. Some signs of wear & enamel loss commensurate with age and use - see pictures.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1770/80. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 14 x 10 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 2.4 grams.

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