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Edwardian c.1900 Silver and Guilloché Enamel Floral Design Antique Locket

£395.00

This pretty locket dates from c.1900 and represents the garland style so typical of Edwardian era jewels. 

Condition Report:

Excellent

For more information about this locket, read below...

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The Details...

This locket is constructed from silver. It is stamped on the bail with '935'. Although it does not feature a makers mark, this piece is highly likely to have been made by one of the important German Art Nouveau jewellery companies 'Meyle and Mayer' or 'Martin Mayer'. Both makers used pale blue enamelling and hand painted roses in their work similar to those found in this locket. This locket is detailed with pale blue guilloché enamel on both sides and is detailed with hand-painted garlands of roses on the front. There's also a purple bow and gilded dot accents too. The locket opens to reveal two compartments for photographs or keepsakes. It fastens securely. The diameter of the locket is 3cm. This locket comes with what is possibly its original box. It is stamped with Marshall and Snelgrove, Southport - this was a department store operating during the time the locket was made. 

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A Short History...

This locket is a lovely example of garland style jewellery from the Edwardian era. Designs were typified by ribbons, laurel wreaths, bows,  knots and tassels creating soft, dripping lines in jewels that had previously been quite structured. The garland style borrowed motifs from 18th century jewellery design and injected them with greater fluidity of line. 

Wear it With...

Add this locket to your favourite chain and add other charms to compliment it too. 

Product Details

N843

Data sheet

Era
Edwardian and Art Nouveau
Occasion
Everyday
Style
Florals
Colour
Silver

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