The forget-me-not is a traditional wedding flower for its long association with true love and faithfulness. The name can be tr,aced back in English to the early 16th century and Henry IV of England used it as a personal symbol. In France it was called "ne m'oubliez pas".
Quite a number of old tales explain the origin of the name, and many have embraced the flower as their own. The forget-me-not is the state flower of Alaska, a Masonic emblem, a symbol for Alpha Phi International Fraternity, for Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, for Scouts Royale Brotherhood International Service Fraternity and Sorority, for the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and in remembrance of those Newfoundlanders who died during the First World War.
This little antique charmer measures 7/8" across. Forget--me-nots are hand painted in a scatter pattern against a white porcelain background. The round brooch is bordered in gold and set into a gilt frame with a c-clasp closure. Very good condition.
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