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Victorian Blue Enamel Greek Key Locket

$900

The Greek key (aka meander) can be seen decorating Ancient Greek pottery, art, and architecture. The pattern is derived from the zigzag path of the river Meander, and is employed as a symbol of infinity. This Victorian locket features diagonal stripes of vibrant blue enamel Greek key across both sides.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), enamel, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - small mark on the inside of the locket which is not visible on the exterior; missing its lenses

  • Size

    1 1/2" length including the bale, 1" width, 18" chain

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

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.

It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.