Dove of Peace pendant.  Dove with olive branch necklace. Sterling silver antique wax letter seal. Christian symbol.
Dove of Peace pendant.  Dove with olive branch necklace. Sterling silver antique wax letter seal. Christian symbol.
Dove of Peace pendant.  Dove with olive branch necklace. Sterling silver antique wax letter seal. Christian symbol.
Dove of Peace pendant.  Dove with olive branch necklace. Sterling silver antique wax letter seal. Christian symbol.

Dove of Peace pendant. Dove with olive branch necklace. Sterling silver antique wax letter seal. Christian symbol.

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swalk.ie
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€57,00
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€57,00
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Peace...... Antique wax letter seal dove pendant

This wax seal pendant was cast from an antique stamp from the 1800's. These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come is a huge variety of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs...

This small antique wax seal impression features the image of a dove with an olive branch in its beak. An olive branch held by a dove was used as a peace symbol in 18th century Britain and America

In ancient Rome, the defeated during a war used to hold an olive branch to indicate that they were pleading for peace. According to Christian mythology, during the great flood, the dove sent in search of land by Noah, returned with an olive leaf.

The Roman poet Virgil (70-19 BC) associated "the plump olive"[9] with the goddess Pax (the Roman Eirene[5]) and he used the olive branch as a symbol of peace in his Aeneid:[10]

"High on the stern Aeneas his stand,
And held a branch of olive in his hand,
While thus he spoke: "The Phrygians' arms you see,
Expelled from Troy, provoked in Italy
By Latian foes, with war unjustly made;
At first affianced, and at last betrayed.
This message bear: The Trojans and their chief
Bring holy peace, and beg the king's relief."

Size............

This pendant measures approx. 12.5mm across the centre. This may vary however due to the fact that each piece is individually handmade.

Options.......

Please choose from the drop down menu how you would like your charm:
on it's own,
with a chain of various lengths

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Wax Seal Jewelry......
Each piece offered for sale is an imprint or cast of an antique wax seal from my personal collection. I use 100% sterling silver as this has the strength and durability needed for a piece of jewelry that is to be worn for years. All the jumps rings, clasps etc, are also sterling silver and each part is soldered, also for strength and durability. My intention is to make a piece that could become an heirloom too and for it to last generations.
Each piece is individually handmade and therefore no two pieces will be exactly the same, they will however be extremely similar. The mark of the maker has been purposely left on the casts. The signs of age, cracks and tool marks all add to the charm of the piece and are an intentional feature.

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