Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket
Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. Two original frames hold your photos in place (no glass/plastic inserts). Bale is secure and original. Shuts tightly with satisfying "snap".

Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Grape cluster and leaf design juts outward from locket's face in detailed relief from repousse construction. Grapes symbolized abundance and harvest during this time period.

Classic silhouette is solidly made, with a quality weight and feel in your hand. Locket has slim cache laying flush when worn. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you don't know what you're looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day society's collective memory. To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history.

On the Art Nouveau Movement. Design motifs of the Art Nouveau movement from the early 20th century are all about stylized, curving and flowing lines found in nature. Though occurring at a similar time as the Arts and Crafts movement and sharing some design sensibilities, the Art Nouveau was far more whimsical and lighthearted. Popular figural motifs included fairies, flowers, and the "Art Nouveau lady" (a highly feminine woman generally depicted with flowing and flowered hair). _gsrx_vers_1318 GS 8.4 (1318).

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Repousse Grape Cluster Leaf Locket