Large Antique Silver Enamel Pansy Slide Locket

In Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a juice is made from the pansy that becomes a love potion. When applied to the sleeping lids of an unsuspecting person, they fall in love with whatever they’re eyes see upon waking.

Discretion was key during the Victorian Era. If a gentleman wanted to woo a young woman, he would often have to do so secretly. Displays of affection were frowned upon so creative measures had to be taken. Pansies were hidden inside a bundle of herbs, known as a “tussie-mussie” with a few scattered flowers. This bouquet was given to the lady to let her know he was thinking of her. But why do pansies signify love at all? The word “pansy” stems from the French “pensée”, which means, “thought”. What better way to express fondness that to confess that they’re always on your mind?

This beautiful antique silver slide locket was handcrafted around 1910. It features stunning enamel work depicting a purple pansy in breathtaking detail. This locket was made in Europe and weighs 43 grams. It measures 59.4 x 46 x 6.5 mm. When slid open, it reveals a frame on the back door awaiting a photograph! It is marked, “900” for the silver purity content.

I can’t promise this stunning locket will make anyone fall in love with you, but I also can’t say that it won’t.

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