Poppy pin €495

Herbarium Nr. 192 Scientific Name PAPAVEROIDEAE Common Name Poppy Type Tiepin Place Made in France Date Art nouveau, 1895-1905 Marked HM flanking a turkey in lozenge, tête d’aigle Material Old single cut diamond, 750/1000 gold 18 k, platinum Size 69 x 14,5 mm Total Weight 4 grams Condition Good Price € 495 The poppy motif was used quite typically during the Art Nouveau period. Since the flower stem bleeds the second you pluck it, a poppy quickly wilt. In the Victorian Language of Flowers, this flower symbolizes extravagance. Poppies are a narcotic. They are used to make morphine and opium,…

Victorian Ivy locket

Ivy Victorian €875

Herbarium No. 129 Scientific Name HEDERA HELIX Common Name Ivy Type Locket, pendant Place Probably English Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 625/1000 gold 15 ct Size 38,9 x  24 mm Total Weight 9,5 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR     The Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect symbol of faith and affection since ancient times. This locket contains a dried lucky clover.