A classic Victorian motif, a winged Cupid is subduing a lion wax seal necklace pendant, sending the message I MAKE A LAMB OF HIM and the image is often accompanied by the French words J'EN FAIS UN AGNEAU.
- description -
A little winged Cupid, playing a harp while sitting on the back of a lion...
taming the lion and sending the message I MAKE HIM A LAMB or I MAKE A LAMB OF HIM and the image is often accompanied by the French words J'EN FAIS UN AGNEAU.
Cupid riding a lion was a classic motif that was revived during the Victorian Era of souvenir jewelry when these trinkets of sentimental exchange were worn by both men and women.
note, the harp is difficult to see on the charm.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the lion is a symbol of strength and courage. A cherub symbolizes dignity, glory and honor and is the bearer of joyful news.
Hand cast from a lovely antique Victorian early 19th century intaglio wax seal fob, shown in the photo.
- approximate measurement - 5/8” (16mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!