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Beautiful  Signed "HUGUENIN" Art Nouveau Silver Locket with Irises , with Chain - c. 1890

Beautiful Signed "HUGUENIN" Art Nouveau Silver Locket with Irises , with Chain - c. 1890


One of the most unique and beautiful lockets we have in our collection right now by the well-respected Swiss watch-maker and jeweller Huguenin. This stunning antique repousse Silver locket is an authentic Art Nouveau piece, and is so, so pretty!

Crafted with a technique called "repousse", the Silver has been painstakingly embossed to create a design in relief. Fritz Huguenin and his brother Guillocheur Albert began in 1868 in Le Locle and the company is still trading today undet thr 3rd generation of the same family. 

Circa 1890, it's made from high quality, at least 900 Silver and has clearly been made with love. As you can see the amount of detail they've managed to capture is quite incredible, and testament to the craftsmanship of the era. 

The locket has unusual rounded off square shape which we think is so unique! And it fits two small photographs. 

It's a great size for every day wear and looks absolutely gorgeous with anything from jeans and a blazer to dressy. In fact it does have something undeniably romantic about it...

An absolute treasure from the past. Snap this one up because they don't make them like this anymore!

Comes complete with a new solid Sterling Silver (hallmarked) 20" chain.

To learn more about Huguenin CLICK HERE.

ERA:  Art Nouveau (1890-1910)

MEASUREMENTS: The locket is 30 x 30mm excluding the hoop.
The chain is 20" or 51cm long and approximately 2mm wide.

MATERIALS:  Silver, tested as at least 900 Silver.

HALLMARKS: Signed "Huguenin"  to both sides of the locket  within the iris design. The locket is stamped inside to both halves "9". It's unclear what this indicates.  It is also hallmarked with at least 2 distinct marks to the bale. They looks to be French but alas time has dulled the already tiny marks!

The outside of the locket is absolutely perfect, with some of the most beautiful and detailed embossed Silver work we've ever seen! The dark aged patina of the Silver really gives it depth and contrast and there are no dents, dings, scuffs or pin-soles at all. Inside there are two original Sterling Silver frames and the locket closes shut tight securely. The only real sign of wear is that one of the inner frames has become quite misshapen, and as such is difficult to get in and out. The other frame however fits perfectly. 


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