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Georgian Enamelled Miniature Purse Locket

$1,800.00

Georgian Enamelled Miniature Purse Locket

$1,800.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1830

A remarkable, tiny, Georgian locket in the shape of a purse. It's crafted in 18 karat gold, hinged down on side, with both front and back finished in incredibly fine enamelling: a portrait on one side, and a flower bouquet on the other - viewed through a loupe the detailing seems impossibly fine. French, circa 1830.

Our 19th century forbears devised a complex and hyper-specific catalogue of meanings that applied to different flowers and plants, known as the Language of Flowers. Per Kate Greenaway's 1884 index of these, here we have forget-me-nots for True Love and peonies for Bashfulness... 

MEASUREMENTS

14.6 x 10.5mm

WEIGHT

1.8g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION

Very good

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