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Love Makes Time Pass

Large Georgian colourless oval potash paste intaglio

Features winged Cupid rowing a small boat with his passenger, Father Time

Inscription in French reads L’amour fait passer le temps (Love makes time pass)

Excellent antique condition with minimal surface wear and a couple of tiny nibbles to the edge, which will be concealed in setting

Why we love it

This large and stunning detailed intaglio depicts our loveable cherub Cupid, rowing Father Time, aka Cronos, aka Saturn, aka the Grim Reaper, across a pretty choppy sea.

Clearly Cupid represents love, and Father Time is the personification of time (no surprises there). In recent centuries Father Time is most often depicted as an elderly bearded man, sometimes with wings, carrying a scythe and an hourglass or other timekeeping device. All of which remind us of time’s constant forwards movement.

To add to our interpretation, the sea symbolises life and the boat our corporeal being. So what do we make of it? The answer’s in the motto: it’s love that makes time pass, no matter life’s ups and downs. Yet again, it’s all about the love.

But let’s not limit love to the romantic kind. Embrace its diversity. Celebrate love in all its guises. None of us know the length or conditions of that crossing but it’s love that strokes our hair through the worst bouts of sea sickness (metaphorically speaking of course), whatever its form.

1 in stock

Additional information

Dimensions 2.9 × 2.5 × 0.4 mm
Choice of material

14ct yellow gold, 14ct rose gold, 18ct yellow gold, 18ct rose gold, Platinum

Seal colour


Seal material



28.7 x 24.1 x 5mm

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