Antique piece from the Art Nouveau to Art Deco period, I acquired this piece in France. The ivy motif was popular in Victorian times in jewelry as it represents life and eternity (essentially immortality), along with clinging attachment. It also was used to express fidelity and friendship. These make great unique antique gifts and I have a few other options of them as seen in photos.It has two glass covers cut to fit, and then the brass frame with a screw top, almost like a loom. You unscrew the top, which loosens the frame so you can remove it and separate the two glass pieces to put your photo inside, then you put the frame back around it and screw in the top to hold the glass and inserts together. You could insert two photos with one visible from the front and a different one from the back.
The piece measures about an inch and 1/8 wide. Please note that all my pieces are pre-owned with some age to them so they are in estate condition. A few nicks to the frame. If it was all over gold fill, it has worn to brass on the frame now. A bit of surface wear.
Still a neat piece considering age of over 100 years. Let me know of any questions and thanks for stopping by! The item "IVY French Victorian Brass Photo Locket Pendant Reversible Mourning Belle Epoque" is in sale since Friday, August 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States.