Vintage: 14K Gold Puffy Heart Pendant, Heart & Arrow Perfume Flacon


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Are you a scent lover, a puffy heart enthusiast or someone who collects tokens of luck and love? This 14K gold puffy heart pendant, dramatically pierced by a golden arrow, allows you to secretly carry your favorite decadent elixir around your neck.

On the outside, this circa 1940s chunky, puffy heart appears to be just what it is: a very cool, unique pendant. 

The quiver end unscrews from the heart to reveal a secret compartment for your favorite scent. You can press the quiver applicator to your skin whenever you like.

This type of scent holder has a rich history and goes by many different names, perfume flask, perfume flacon, Vinaigrette and pomander to name a few. The fabrication is of very high quality. You can see the detailed workmanship on the quiver stopper.

How to Wear the Puffy Heart Pendant

It's a versatile piece that can be worn a variety of ways: short on a delicate gold chain at choker length or on a long gold link chain as more of a statement piece. The gold link chain pictured with the pendant is available here.

Details & Dimensions

  • The heart is: Height just under an inch, .93 inch/23.7 mm, Width 1.3 inches/33.9 mm (from top of arrow point to end of arrow quiver.
  • The heart is 14K gold.


  • Mostly likely U.S.

Period & Hallmarks

  • Circa 1940/50.
  • Marked on stopper 14K.


  • The pendant is in very good antique condition with general light surface wear/surface scratches (visible only with magnification). There is one tiny pin prick ding on one side. The heart pendant stopper screws in easily and is securely. It does not come with a funnel to transfer perfume.

The History of The Perfume Flacon

Throughout the ages, these personal scent containers have gone by a variety of names (pomanders, vinaigrettes, spice boxes, perfume flacons ...) and have been used for a variety of purposes from amulet to smelling salts.

The Danes call them Hovedvandsæg. Worn on a chain or held in the hand or pocket, they came in many shapes and were often given as an engagement present from the groom-to-be to his future bride.

The English called them vinaigrettes. Vinaigrettes often had a the hinged compartment which contained a tiny sponge soaked in an aromatic liquid usually vinegar infused with spices (Marjoram, Lavender, Lilly of the Valley, Sage, Clove, Cardamom, Rose Essence, or Cinnamon). It was held to the nose for restorative purposes.

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