- Collier und zwei Armbänder mit Stiefmütterchen

auction 380, Lot 1001

JEWELLERY on 3 July 2018

 

Collier und zwei Armbänder mit Stiefmütterchen

estimate:
€ 2.400 to € 2.800

Differenzbesteuerung    

result:
€ 4.191 (incl. 27 % buyer's premium)

description:

A COLLIER AND TWO BRACELETS WITH PANSY MOTIF

Vienna, circa 1804, Juwelier BOECK

 

18K yellow gold, tested. Marks: Viennese hallmarks for 1824-1866 amongst others. Violet, yellow, black and white opaque enamel. Minor restoration.

Collier: length circa 49 cm, bracelets: length circa 17.5 cm. Combined weight circa 47.97 g.

 

The word pansy derives from the French word pensée (thought) which alludes to the fact that the flowers were long considered a symbol of remembrance. Ancient Greco-Roman religion also provides a story of the origin of the plant. Jupiter was said to have walked around the earth in the form of a shepherd, during which time he met the priestess Io, whom he fell madly in love with. His wife Juno was understandably not too happy about it. To protect Io, Jupiter turned her into a cow, whom he allowed to graze pansies, which in antiquity were also called Jupiter flowers.