Love is a Comfort
A most charming high carat gold love token, circa 1680. In the centre of the pendant two white enamel doves, the birds of Venus, sit beak to beak within a surround inscribed on a royal blue enamel ground : Love is a comfort. Attached is a cruciform pendant set with a green tourmaline and a ruby and enamelled ruby red to reverse. There are additional embellishments of tiny natural pearls. The pendant is 2 and 1/8 inches long and 2/3 of an inch wide. Very fine quality, with the majority of its original enamel intact.