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. The ethos of the movement was "art for art's sake", and it took inspiration from a variety of styles - Asian art being of noteworthy importance. This highly unusual pear-shaped Aesthetic Movement locket is fashioned in silver and accented with rose gold roses and border. British hallmarks for Birmingham 1882.
sterling silver, rose gold
Birmingham hallmark for 1882
Very good - surface wear along the backside commensurate with age and use, front is nearly immaculate
2 5/8" length including the bale, 1 1/2" at the widest point
1837 — 1901
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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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.