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Sentimental Black Onyx & Pearl Locket Pendant, ca. 1875


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Sentimental Black Onyx & Pearl Locket Pendant, ca. 1875
Sentimental Black Onyx & Pearl Locket Pendant, ca. 1875
Description
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The present locket of the seventies of the 19th century is shown in deep black and is a classic piece of mourning jewellery. Cut from a black onyx, it is entirely in keeping with the taste of the time, which loved smooth and reflective surfaces. Set in the center of the design is a large, shimmering white pearl that stands out beautifully against the dark background. On the back, a glazed compartment allows for the safekeeping of mementos of a loved one, a photograph that is, or even a lock of hair. The onyx is held by mounts made of gold. For dating, see a very similar piece in the possession of the Munich City Museum, illustrated in Brigitte Marquardt: Schmuck. Realismus und Historismus (1850-1895), Munich/Berlin 1998, p. 232, cat. 199.
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A picture, a lock of hair, perhaps even a small letter: we often own very personal and intimate pieces that remind us of a loved one. Carrying such objects with you at all times has a comforting effect for many people. Antique lockets are among these particularly sentimental pieces of jewelry. Worn close to the heart, yet protected from prying eyes, mementos can be safely ensconced in them in a precious casing.
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Sentimental Black Onyx & Pearl Locket Pendant, ca. 1875
The Power Of Memory
€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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