Wonderful Early Key To My Heart sentimental lace pin circa 1820.

 

Designed as a gold hand holding a pearl witche's heart with central glazed hair panel, with a fine chain hanging from her cuff and the heart and holding a miniature gold padlock.

 

The hand wears a ruby ring.

 

Nearly Identical example in the British Museum (except key instead of padlock) , in 'Schmuck: Klassizismus und Biedermeier 1780 - 1850' Brigitte Marquardt, and with Heart Of Hearts Jewels.

 

The hand offering a heart symbolises the offering of ones heart to ones lover; the padlock would imply that the lover already has posession of the key

 

15 carat gold

 

27mm wide x 33mm drop

 

immaculate condition

 

 

Early 19th Century Key To My Heart Lace Pin

£1,880.00Price