Antique 1900s Gilt Sterling Silver, Black Enamel & Pearl Mourning Locket Pendant. Late 19th Century / early 20th Century. European hinged mourning locket pendant was masterfully made from Sterling Silver covered in gilding and black enamel featuring a beautiful floral design on the front set with two tiny natural seed pearls (the pearls being a Victorian representation of tears shed mourning a beloved person). With a bale on top, the piece could originally be worn as a pendant to remember loved ones.
For this purpose the back has a hinged door with two removable glass covered frames. Two original pictures are still inside. A wonderful antique pendant to add to your jewelry wardrobe! The piece is in good antique condition with all enamel intact.
The door on the back opens and closes tightly. Some dings on the back from the pendant being worn with other necklaces. Measures 1 3/8 long and weighs 9 grams. The Victorians were characterized in the 19th century by a generous dose of social sentimentality.
While the world experienced a large amount of grow th during the Industrial Revolution in the middle of the century, death rates were higher than today and it was not uncommon to commemorate and honor death in fashion and jewelry. This became even more the vogue when the leading monarch of the Western world, Queen Victoria of England, lost her husband and plunged herself, her family and her court into the trappings of mourning. Her mourning was so long lasting that it influenced mainstream fashion beyond English shores and the language, colors and iconography of mourning became the zeitgeist for decades.We describe our items as accurately as possible but a picture is worth a thousand words, so please be sure to view all pictures since they are considered part of the description. Please read the written description for dimensions and weight. We acknowledge your right to return an item if you don't like it since you're only able to really tell once you can touch and see it in person. The item "Antique 1900s Gilt Sterling Silver, Black Enamel & Pearl Mourning Locket Pendant" is in sale since Tuesday, August 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "thesterlingsilverfox" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.