Antique French Silver Locket Pendant Romeo and Juliet Theme

“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief
That thou her maid art far more fair than she.
Be not her maid, since she is envious.
Her vestal livery is but sick and green,
And none but fools do wear it. Cast it off.
It is my lady; O, it is my love!” - William Shakespeare

Written in about 1595, the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet remains one of Shakespeare’s most popular and well known plays. The story is one of star-crossed lovers whose untimely deaths ultimately reconcile their warring families. The play has inspired artists and musicians for millennia, including whoever crafted this most fabulous locket.

This amazing double sided slide locket features two iconic scenes from the play, on one side is shows Juliet leaning over her balcony and on the reverse it showcases the fight between Romeo and Tybalt which ultimate leads to Tybalt’s death. This large locket has French hallmarks and the inside contains two mirrors, one a normal mirror and one slightly convex mirror which shows the whole face. This fully repoussed hand crafted locket measures 66.7 mm from north to south and 38.6 mm across, it’s 8.1 mm thick. Made in France around 1880, this fantastic and unusual locket weighs 29.1 grams.

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Item ID: LTA23415VA

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