Antique French Silver Mistletoe Locket

The thing about lockets is, they become yours. They hold your photographs. They keep your secrets. They know your meaning. Their beauty and history are just a plus. Lockets began to appear in Europe sometime during the 16th century. They were worn to hide good luck charms, perfume, or tiny love letters. The popularity of lockets spread to the middle class where they were given as gifts within a gift, with a painted portrait of a lover’s eye, a small note, or a private token, tucked clandestinely inside.

This antique Art Nouveau silver locket was handcrafted in France around 1900. A repoussed mistletoe motif makes up the front of this round locket and when opened it reveals one frame lined in blue fabric. This piece measures 39 x 29.2 mm and weighs 6.7 grams. It bears the silver fineness mark, “800” and a maker’s mark, “S C”.

Wearing a charm like this locket was considered essential for day wear, especially after Prince Albert gifted his beloved Queen Victoria a bracelet of nine heart lockets, one for each of their children.

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 Item ID: LT0318026VS

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