Super sweet painting of a child beind glass in a 14 karat gold locket base. Dating to the mid-1800's, it is of English origin. Wonderfully substantial. The gold outlining the glass and forming the base pendant, is thick and creates a lovely border. Gold is a warm rose.
Back of locket/pendant has an original pin as well as a ring to allow it to be worn as a pendant.
Portrait is in excellent condition. Gold base is in excellent condition with normal wear.
Unlike anything else we have had. The portrait is incredibly sweet in the soft colors and perfectly accentuated by the rose gold. Such personal pieces are forms seldom found and are truly wearable works of art.
Measures 2" full length and 1.5" wide, it is a sizable piece and perfect to be worn on any length chain. If a matching chain is desired, please contact us if you would like assistance.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared. 9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
2" long x 1.5" wideCondition:
Portrait is in excellent condition. Gold base is in excellent condition with normal wear.Circa:
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