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Victorian Silver Convolvulus "Bindweed" Locket

Victorian Silver Convolvulus "Bindweed" Locket

$750.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

An elegant Victorian silver locket with applied green and rose gold convolvulus leaves and distinctive trumpet-shaped flowers. Convolvulus is a genus of flowering plants in the bindweed family Convolvulaceae, with common names including morning glory and simply bindweed. It's fairly prolific across the English countryside, certainly all over gardens and hedgerows in Cheshire, and really quite beautiful when it's in bloom in late summer - although its tendency to bind itself around things can be somewhat irritating. The symbolism attached in Kate Greenaway's Language of Flowers (1884) is simply 'bonds', or, for the pink variety potentially alluded to by the rose gold tone here: 'worth sustained by judicious or and tender affection'. The locket is beautifully made, crafted in sterling silver with original bail and gorgeous hand-engraved detailing. English hallmarks are present but rubbed.

MEASUREMENTS

6.7 x 3.7cm (including bail)

WEIGHT

15.5g

MARKS

English hallmarks present but rubbed. Sterling silver

CONDITION

Very good, light wear commensurate with age. Glass innards are missing

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