An asymmetric design featuring a rare carnet de bal, or dance card, that is a souvenir from a visit to Paris around the year 1900.
Paris souvenirs from the period 1890-1910 are incredibly collectible, and thus quite rare. The carnet de bal, or dance card, pendant that is in this design is the only one with the Arc de Triomphe motif that I have seen in 10 years of collecting antique jewellery. The collectibility of this symbol is only out done by similar dance cards featuring the Eiffel Tower.
The necklace chain is made from a harmonious assemblage of:
The dance card has its original pencil which also acts as a closure for the piece. When you take out the pencil the lid flips up and reveals the original papers inside the card. Sometimes these pieces have delightful notes from the original owner. This item has SOLD.