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Victorian Aesthetic Enamelled Swallow Locket & Collar

$2,200.00

Victorian Aesthetic Enamelled Swallow Locket & Collar

$2,200.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, c.1880

Gorgeous Victorian aesthetic movement locket and collar dating from the latter half of the 19th century, circa 1880. Crafted in sterling silver, the locket features a wonderfully detailed enamelled swallow and branch, and it hangs from a silver bookchain collar. The locket opens to reveal the original glass and fittings. The aesthetic movement was a backlash against the rampant industrialism and decline in living standards as a result of the Industrial Revolution in England. Taking inspiration directly from nature, it's characterised by floral motifs, graceful lines and curves, often a Japanese influence, and creating "Art for Art's sake".

MEASUREMENTS 

Wearable length: 17 inches

Locket: 4.9 x 3.7 x 1cm

WEIGHT 

77.3g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as sterling silver

CONDITION 

Excellent, with light antique patina

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