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#4542 Portuguese filigree 19.2 K Gold curved heart Topped with a Crown -like shape Pendant

#4542 Portuguese filigree 19.2 K Gold curved heart Topped with a Crown -like shape Pendant

Regular price $900.00 USD
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Superb old Portuguese filigree Gold curved heart Topped with a Crown -like shape  pendant 6.1 grams i believe it is 19.2 k gold , stamped ,2" h by 1" w 0.25' D 

 the curved hearts, called  Viana heartsease are very popular , Topped with a crown-like shape that represents fire, this design symbolizes the Roman Catholic depiction of “the flaming heart of Jesus.”Although  filigree jewelry  can be found in many European countries, Portugal is known as one that creates them in greater abundance. It was first introduced  by Celtic tribes in the north, around Braga, sometime during the Middle Ages, and the area is still a popular spot to buy this jewelry, in addition to learning more about its history. 

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