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Victorian Aesthetic Movement Foliate Swirls Locket


The Aesthetic Movement, or Aestheticism, was an approach to art, design, and fashion that began in the 1870s and lasted until the end of the Victorian era. "Art for art's sake" was the ethos of the movement which took inspiration from a variety of styles - East Asian art being of noteworthy importance. This large oval Aesthetic Movement locket is fashioned in silver and and rose gold with a dynamic foliate motif over a stippled background.


  • Materials

    sterling silver, 9k rose gold, new sterling silver chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very very good - minor surface wear

  • Size

    2 1/2" length including the bale, 1 1/2" with, 20" chain adjustable to 18" or 16"

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

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