Rare Art Nouveau French Solid Silver Dianthus Locket With 24 Inch Sterling Silver Necklace

£495.00

A very fine rare Art Nouveau French solid silver locket with a 24 inch sterling silver necklace. A splendid and rare silver gift that will be cherished. Both sides of the locket are adorned with repoussage scrollwork which frame Dianthus. Dianthus, also known as pinks / carnations, have deep Christian symbolism. Christian legends assert that a pink carnation appeared when Christ carried his cross and when the Virgin Mary grieved for her son her tears fell on the earth and carnations sprang from the wet ground. 

This piece is in superb condition. No dings, dents or damage. To open, simply slide your fingers across the beautiful repoussage floral motifs. The interior contains an oval recess in which to place a photograph. Contained in the recess is an ancient piece of velvet. The other recess is fitted with the original bevelled mirror surrounded by a fine gilt twisted rope bezel. The mirror gives an accurate reflection. The mirror has the charming appearance of an ancient mirror - with some haze at the outer edges. Nothing that detracts from this outstandingly beautiful locket and so much better that this item is completely authentic.

Old silver has immense charm when it develops the most enchanting patina. Both the silver locket and necklace do indeed have the most pleasing deep patina whilst still retaining the shine of silver.  

The locket opens and slides shut perfectly.

The pendant is quite large and so the 24 inch necklace is ideal, as when worn it will rest just between the breasts. More of a classic look than having a large pendant worn much higher up the decolletage. 

More antique and vintage lockets and necklaces.

The locket and necklace are presented in an antique leather clad case which is lined with crimson velvet and silk. The catch and hinges work perfectly.

ERA:

Art Nouveau (1890 - 1910)

MEASUREMENTS:

Locket Height 7 cm (inc. bale) x 4.2 cm. Weight 26.4 grams.

Necklace Length 24 inches (60.96 cm)

MATERIALS: 

Locket Solid Silver. Mirror. Velvet.

Necklace Sterling Silver.

HALLMARKS:

Locket Fully Hallmarked With Maker's Mark & Boar's Head Mark (Image 8).

Necklace Stamped 925 For Sterling Silver In Multiple Places.

CONDITION:

Excellent.

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