This locket is a product of the Victorian Era’s Aesthetic Movement, a period known (in part) for its whimsical designs and minimalist renderings of Far Eastern nature scenes. Fashioned in silver, the locket features a tranche de vie depicting a bird and butterfly in rose and green gold on one side and a beautifully rendered robin on the other. The locket has retained its original lenses and inserts and hangs from a new 18" sterling silver chain.
sterling silver, rose & green gold, new sterling silver chain
2 1/4" length including the bale, 1 5/8" x 1 1/4" locket, 18" chain
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1837 — 1901
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.