With striped enamel and a fine scrollwork grate, this beetle-shaped vinaigrette was some Victorian's bizarre fantasy piece. As Lindsay just said to me, "find another one: you won't." Add your own essential oil on a piece of cotton or cloth - that would have been the original purpose of the locket.
18k gold (tests), black & green enamel, new 14k gold chain
1 1/4" length including the bale, 5/8" at the widest point, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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.
Because foul odors were thought to breed disease, creating a pleasant-smelling atmosphere wasn't frivolous, it was imperative.