FRENCH GOTHIC LADY’S PENDANT NECKLACE C.1400-1500
Gilt bronze. 3/4” height. Shield shape with a floral motif with fleur de lis terminal. The owner would have been a noblewoman, and the crescents are taken from her family arms. They represent the military service of the family men in the wars against the Ottoman Turks, perhaps back to the Crusades. Excellent preservation. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.