This stunning antique Silver slide "locket" pendant was handcrafted in France around the year 1900 and features the most beautiful raised repousse work.
A stylized woodland scene with sweet Lily of the valley flowers and ribbon-like tendrils lays before us, whilst inside lies the ever-practical ladies accessory- a compact mirror!
It's a large pendant measuring 6cm from top to bottom, so is certainly not for shrinking violets. That being said it's exceedingly elegant, and the quality of the craftsmanship is easy to see both inside and out.
The mirrors inside are still in good usable condition after all this time. They are nice and clear clear, free from any nicks or cracks and have held firmly in place for over 100 years.
The pendant is hallmarked "800" on the over-sized jump ring and bears the Parisian boars head stamp to the back of the bale.
Lily of the valley symbolises humility, chastity, sweetness, purity and is said to bring luck in love. It also means "the return of happiness" which is the reason why it is often used as decorations in weddings.
It would make a unique and thoughtful wedding gift. Lily of the valley also often bloom in May so this unique antique pendant would make a lovely gift for those born in the Spring.
Looks fabulous on a simple Silver chain. The chain pictured is not included but one can be added at the checkout if required.
ERA: Art Nouveau (1890-1910)
MEASUREMENTS: The pendant measures 36mm wide x 60mm long
HALLMARKS: "800" and the Parisian Boars Head for Silver. Another mark obscured.
Circa 1900. This gorgeous antique mirror compact is in truly exceptional condition. They are very hard to find as is, but like this they are truly rare! There is no damage what-so-ever: no dents, dings, scrapes or scuffs. The beautiful embossed pattern is as crisp and lovely as ever and the mirrors and both sides are immaculate! It opens and closes smoothly and stays shut when worn. A remarkable piece of history in great wearable condition!
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