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Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket
Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket
Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket
Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket
Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket
Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket
Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket
Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket

Being drawn to the Art Nouveau era's sensibilities aligns to your being captivated by curvaceous organic forms.

Known for its whiplash curve and themes inspired by nature and the mythical, it isn't often you see a straight line or pure geometry during this inventive period in history (around 1890-1920).

It is a snap to place this antique locket during those years. An iris flower comes alive with undulating, ruffled petals and edges. Texture emphasizes depth and the illusion of a three-dimensional portrayal.

Beside the blossom is a wave emanating from the top and crashing into five curlicues and a bent leaf. It takes a moment to realize these are indeed stylized leaves, exaggerated for effect.

The locket is round in shape and made of 10k yellow gold. It opened to the side with a near-invisible hinge. Room for two photos, one still retains its gold frame. The other now missing is still ready to hold another photo by the lip.

On the reverse, hand-engraved initials in fancy script are so decorative they read like a design, not a monogram. The letters are possibly ICW or JCW.

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Item 22321

Iris Flower Art Nouveau Gold Locket

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Date: Circa 1900.

Measurements: Length of 1 3/8 inches and 1 1/6 inches in diameter and less than 1/4 inch deep. Weight of 6.7 grams.

Hallmarks: K10KT.

Condition: Excellent, one inner frame missing but the lip provides enough gold to hold another photo.

Origin: American.

Story

Being drawn to the Art Nouveau era's sensibilities aligns to your being captivated by curvaceous organic forms.

Known for its whiplash curve and themes inspired by nature and the mythical, it isn't often you see a straight line or pure geometry during this inventive period in history (around 1890-1920).

It is a snap to place this antique locket during those years. An iris flower comes alive with undulating, ruffled petals and edges. Texture emphasizes depth and the illusion of a three-dimensional portrayal.

Beside the blossom is a wave emanating from the top and crashing into five curlicues and a bent leaf. It takes a moment to realize these are indeed stylized leaves, exaggerated for effect.

The locket is round in shape and made of 10k yellow gold. It opened to the side with a near-invisible hinge. Room for two photos, one still retains its gold frame. The other now missing is still ready to hold another photo by the lip.

On the reverse, hand-engraved initials in fancy script are so decorative they read like a design, not a monogram. The letters are possibly ICW or JCW.