Antique French Silver Slide Locket Pendant Mirror and Frame

$ 580.00

Lockets began to appear in Europe sometime during the 16th century. They were worn to hide good luck charms, perfume, or tiny love letters. Ladies of the court used vinaigrettes, a locket to fill with scents, oils, and smelling salts, as the ballroom heat and tight corsets could cause quite a bit of fainting. 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 silver mirrored locket was handcrafted in France around 1900. It features a shield and vine motif on the front with a striped background that flows onto the back of the locket for a beautiful overall design. Inside is a mirror opposite a frame awaiting a photograph. This oval shaped pendant measures 60.4 x 36.4 x 8.2 mm and weighs 18.5 grams. It is hallmarked on the bale and is likely French, it has been professionally acid tested.

This one is a beauty; it would be equally gorgeous on a simple black cord or a nice vintage chain.

I offer a 3 or 4 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

Item ID:LT0317083V

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