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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

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