Translated from it's native French, "carne de bal" means "dance-card", and would have been used by quaint little Edwardian ladies to make notes of who they danced with at the ball, and the names of the songs they liked best! So naturally, we can't help but love it!
As well as being stunningly beautiful the pencil and notepad are completely functional. The top of the pencil pulls out of its casing to unlock the book, and the notepad is spring-loaded so that it stays open- making it easier to write on!
Although the pendant is plated rather than solid Silver the golden-edged leaves do make it feel really special.
This sweet antique "carne de bal" pendant gives us a unique glimpse into the past and the repousse carnelians and Art Nouveau design are one of the most beautiful we've ever come across!
We've added an 18" Sterling Silver chain to compliment the piece si it can be gifted as a complete set.
ERA: Art Nouveau (1890-1910)
MEASUREMENTS: 58mm long (inc. bale) / 50mm long (not inc. bale) x 34mm wide (inc. pen) / 30mm (not inc. pen) x 5mm deep.
The pen is 47mm long x 4mm wide.
MATERIALS: The pendant itself is Silver plated metal, Paper, Sterling Silver chain.
HALLMARKS: None present on the notebook.
The chain is marked"925" for Sterling Silver.
This fantastic antique French "Carne De Bal" pendant is a really rare find and offered in excellent condition. All parts are original and in great working condition with no damage, dents, scuffs or replacement parts.
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- Orders placed by 1pm (GMT) will be dispatched the same day
- NEXT-DAY delivery to the UK and EU
- Shipping to the USA takes just TWO WORKING DAYS
We deliver all orders by express courier with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. This item comes beautifully presented in a branded Lillicoco box and is securely padded and protected during transit.
You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by simply getting in touch to let us know within 14 days of receiving it.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER: This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!
Please message us or call +44(0)117 925 4798 if you have any questions!