Dauphiné

 

Dauphiné

 

Antoine Raspal

 

The Gap cross

    
gold crosses from the region of Gap, French Alps

 bijoux de France

         
gold crosses from the region of Gap, French Alps

 

"Small flat crosses, of poor appearance, the arms terminating in rough clover-leaf designs (at Rozans, in the Hautes-Alpes) .This form is more pronounced at Orpierre, the ends are embellished by 2 or 3 incisions, at Saint Bonnet, and finally at Vallouise we see trefoil and slightly openworked ends. " (Paul Bisch, Some Notes on Dauphinois Jewels) (3)  Most of these crosses have bevelled edges, however some are made of very thin gold sheet, cut out and engraved with triangles.  It is not yet clear to me where these latter crosses, illustrated below, were worn.


 

    
Dauphiné cross in gold

 

 


Dauphiné cross in gold



 

 


map of the Dauphiné region
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The Dauphiné Protestant ring

 



rare Protestant ring from the Dauphiné region in enamelled brass

 


 

 

The Provence-Dauphiné clover cross

 

                   
small Provence - Dauphiné clover cross in gold

 

contents:

 

Antoine Raspal - bijoux régionaux - bijoux des régions de France - bijoux provençaux - pentacrines - bague pentacrine - broche pentacrine - bague en corail - broche en corail croix Mistralienne - croix plate de Nice - collier d'Arles - croix Marie Antoinette - croix Capucine - costume provençal - costume Arlésienne - croix dévote - croix Jeannette d'Arles - Les bijoutiers d'étoiles de Saint Vincent de Digne par Viviane Hervois - Le bijou provençal : parures du quotidien et bijoux de fête - Les bijoux traditionnels français par Monique Poulenc et Anne-Michèle Margerie, traditional French jewellery, jewelry, French regional jewellery, antieke zeeuwse streeksieraden in zeeland friesland, Le bijou provençal parures du quotidien et bijoux de fête - Kertenian Rémy - Brabantse klederdrachten en streeksieraden

 

 

Dauphiné