Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents.
Bale is secure and original. Shuts tightly with firm snap (needs to be aligned just right in order to close).
3/4 wide and 7/8 thick at thickest point. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Walnuts were a popular motif during Victorian era and has had various symbolic meanings through time.Highly realistic and skillfully made, this pendant is life-size in shape and size. Oversized silhouette is solidly made, with quality weight and feel in your hand. Locket has puffy cache laying dimensionally when worn. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid.
_gsrx_vers_1318 GS 8.4 (1318). The item "Antique Victorian WALNUT Sterling Silver Repousse Locket Pendant" is in sale since Saturday, November 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.