I die for those I love.  Pelican in her piety, Motherhood pendant. sterling silver antique wax seal impression.
I die for those I love.  Pelican in her piety, Motherhood pendant. sterling silver antique wax seal impression.
I die for those I love.  Pelican in her piety, Motherhood pendant. sterling silver antique wax seal impression.
I die for those I love.  Pelican in her piety, Motherhood pendant. sterling silver antique wax seal impression.
I die for those I love.  Pelican in her piety, Motherhood pendant. sterling silver antique wax seal impression.
I die for those I love.  Pelican in her piety, Motherhood pendant. sterling silver antique wax seal impression.

I die for those I love. Pelican in her piety, Motherhood pendant. sterling silver antique wax seal impression.

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swalk.ie
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€78,00
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€78,00
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Motherhood/fatherhood parenting amulet.
A parents sacrifice.....

I die for those I love! Je meur pour ceux qui j'aime

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 seal features a Pelican and her nest of chicks. the French motto around the imagery states 'Je meur pour ceux qui j'aime', which translates to 'I die for those I love'.

Pelicans have featured extensively in heraldry, generally using the Christian symbolism of the pelican as a caring and self-sacrificing parent. Heraldic images featuring a "pelican vulning" refers to a pelican injuring herself, while a "pelican in her piety" refers to a female pelican feeding her young with her own blood, from a self inflicted wound to the breast.

The image of a Pelican feeding her young has been a popular image down the ages and is associated with family, nurture and parental sacrifice.

This pendant is one of the bigger ones in my shop and it has a diameter of 22mm. Lengthways its 28mm.

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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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