Elated was a word that did not even begin to explain how Cecile Lacroix was feeling. Tonight at long last, while at a Christie's auction, she had finally succeeded in tracking down the lost family heirloom that had been evading her family's attempts at recovery. Two centuries ago, during the Great Depression of France, her relatives had lost all their wealth and were forced to sell off all of their prized possessions. Since then, generation after generation had searched tirelessly to obtain the missing treasures. This piece…this pendant, belonged to her distant aunt, her namesake, and now she must win the bidding so that it would finally find its place back home.
Historical Fiction by Amanda Ashmore
Monogram: CL This monogram is from the book, Chiffres & Monogrammes et Suite de Compositions Decoratives, published in Paris, France, in 1880, by heraldic artist Gustave Bussenot. This pendant features cut and applied letters to a detailed background, giving this beautiful piece a third dimension. The bail for this piece is hidden on the back.
Weight: 48.2 grams
Size: 51 x 55 mm