'My Love of Soubise' - a feature taken from the spectacular Rococo interior of the salon de la Hotel de Soubise in Paris, grand residence of the prince of Soubise, remodelled around 1735, when it is thought a young sculptor in the employ of architect Germain Boffrand furtively inserted his own romantic detail after having had an illicit affaire de coeur there with the prince's wife, the 16 year old* Princess of Soubise, Anne Marie Louise, who tragically died in childbirth the following year.
*(#MeToo); In France, until 1789, the marriageable age was 12 years for girls, and European noblewomen most often married early!
A 4 ¼" wide by 3" deep pewter necklace of intricate Rococo scrollwork with an enamelled black heart at its centre and a red Swarovski crystal on either side.
On a split trace chain, 16 ½" (42cm) long overall plus a 35mm extender.
Measures approx 78 x 10.7 x 1.2 cm
Designed and hand made in England incorporating *Swarovski elements and fine English pewter. (Lead, cadmium and nickel compliant).
*Crystal colours are subject to availability, and may vary from the image shown.
IN STOCK: Within NZ (provided order placed by 2pm weekdays)
Overnight shipping, 1-3 days
or 3-5 days for rural areas.
Rest of the Word – 8-21 days (non-tracked) please contact us for tracked options
PREORDER: Pre-order products (available to us from our suppliers but not stored in our warehouse) are typically shipped within approx. 28 working days depending on location of supplier, time of the year and demand. We will be in touch if there are delays on your pre-order product/s outside 28 working days from the date of order/payment.