The Rooster And Drama Pendant

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The Rooster And Drama Pendant

1,550.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Stones: N/A - Plique A Jour

Size: Approx 27mm x 27mm

Era: 1919

Origin: France 

What You Should Know: Engraved with dates on back. Comes with Pendant only. Plique a Jour.

Throughout history, the rooster was used to represent vigilance, virility, and bravery. It often made an appearance on emblems given to men who were involved in the military service as it was a sign of heroic courage. Roosters have a tendency to be fierce creatures and will fight to the death so the association with gallantry is logical. It was also sometimes used on medallions for politicians.

 

The bugle was also used in the Victorian Era as a symbol and served as a badge of strength and fortitude. It too has roots in military motifs. Horns were also used in a favorite pastime of the late 1800s, the hunt and the chase.

 

We found this late Victorian gold pendant that features a crowing rooster standing upon a golden bugle and were immediately intrigued with its past. The back is engraved with the years 1895-1919 leading us to believe that this was possibly given to someone to recognize their military career. The black enamel that runs through some of the pictorial negative space also may infer that this pendant may be a mourning piece, as black enamel was most commonly used in that in memorial styles. We are honored to have salvaged such an important piece of history, and continue its story.

 

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