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Antique Victorian Aesthetic Period Silver Locket


This unusual  shaped Victorian Silver locket dates to the 1880's, the height of the Aesthetic Period when designs seen in Japanese and Chinese antiquities influenced the fashions in the West. In the shape of an inro (an ornamental box with compartments for items such as seals and medicines, worn suspended from a girdle as part of traditional Japanese dress), it has a hand engraving of ivy leaves in the central panel on one side, and further foliage to the other, with decoration down both sides  The hinge is at the bottom and it opens to reveal two frames to take photos of your loved ones.

We have paired her with a newer Silver oval linked belcher chain with a fabulous feature bolt ring clasp. The locket is 3cm long and 2cm in width, and the chain is 52cm (20") long.