St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy

St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy

Regular price €190

A magnificent French antique Saint Joan of Arc photo locket pendant dating to the early 20th century. The rare pendant features a fine portrait of Saint Joan of Arc. It has been signed by the French engraver Emile Dropsy (1848-1923). This French artist mostly worked during the Art Nouveau period. So his art is inspired by the lines of the Nature and is very delicate. During his career, he made many medals with religious inspirations. He was rewarded twice for his engraving skills. He appears today as an attractive artist, "the purest of religious medallists and the most sincere of landscape artists".

The reverse depicts lilies and a sword with two stylized fleur de lis with a crown at the top. The pendant opens to reveal a metal mount with a glass pane to keep your keepsakes against your heart.

This pendant has a small story. When for the first time, I opened it, I discovered a dried flowers, a small dried pansy with a small piece of paper with the words "Tendres Pensées" ("tender thoughts) and the date 1914. It is a French play on words because the pansy is named pensée as well as the thoughts (pensées).

CONDITION: Good antique condition with some signs of ages. The silver plates shows some wears.

DIAMETER: 1" (2.5cm)

MATERIAL: silver plated metal

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St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy
St Joan fo Arc Photo Locket by Dropsy