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Victorian Aesthetic Movement Silver Oval Locket

$500.00

Victorian Aesthetic Movement Silver Oval Locket

$500.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A gorgeous Victorian Aesthetic locket, modelled in Sterling Silver with applied goldwork to the front. The scene depicted features a hand-chased reeds and flowers backdrop, with a rose gold heron and two yellow gold dragonflies.

The Aesthetic Movement in England was directly inspired by the London International Exhibition of 1862, where a large collection of Japanese art and objects were shown to a wide audience. Artists and Craftspeople would incorporate Japanese themes - usually depicting birds, flowers, plant foliage, and other scenes from nature - into their work, often citing the pursuit of pure beauty or "Art for Art's sake" as their ultimate goal. It was literally all about the aesthetics.

MEASUREMENTS 

6.6 x 3.9cm (including bail)

WEIGHT 

18.4g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as Sterling Silver

CONDITION 

Very good

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