This Flemish heart is crowned with a torch and quiver crossing each other, there is a bow that is placed horizontally and it is all held together in place with a laurel. The ends pointing up represent St Andrew's cross and the laurel refers to the triumph of love! This crowned heart represents the heart of Maria in a rosary.
During the 18th and 19th century the Flemish people openly displayed a deep devotion to Maria, which spurred the popularity of these hearts, these gorgeous items were also given to mothers on Mother's Day.
Estimated Period: 18th century
Size: length 5.5 cm x Width 4.0 cm
Stones: Diamonds, of several sizes, largest is length 4mm x width 3mm
Metal: Silver with gold accents
Weight: 16.54 grams
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