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Heavy Classic Vintage Médaille d’Amour Pendant

Heavy Classic Vintage Médaille d’Amour Pendant

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A beautiful vintage French love token, in a timeless, heavyweight version. Created c. 1916 by Alphonse Augis and inspired by a letter poet Rosemonde Gérard wrote to her husband, the writer Edmond Rostand, the pendant features a rebus reading "+ qu'hier - que demain" for the lines,

"Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t'aime davantage,
Aujourd'hui plus qu'hier et bien moins que demain."

(For, you see, each day I love you more,
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.)

The beautiful sentiment lends itself perfectly to a lover, a child, or a friend - on anniversaries, birthdays, or simply any day. We also love this piece as an engagement ring placeholder for the couple looking to choose a ring together.

These love tokens are widely reproduced and imitated, but the quality of the Maison Augis pendants (always die struck and never cast) have made them a very collectible piece, even after over 100 years of production and many style variations.

Good vintage condition, with moderate wear in line with age and use. Please note wear to bail, both in the half loop that bears the hallmarks and in the free loop through which the chain passes. We will include the reinforcement of both of these areas as part of purchase, but elected to photograph and list this pendant first, as there is always a risk that the hallmarks and trademarks will become slightly obscured in this repair.

Details:
• 18k yellow gold, with French hallmark and Maison Augis trademark
• 20.2mm across
• 3.6g
• Please select from drop down menu for chains; all chains are new stock 10k gold curb link chains (as pictured)

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