Oh how perfectly lovely this is! A totally cute little miniature portrait locket in an impressively fancy Art Nouveau swirling rococco edged design!
Brought back from France, this would have most likely have been given to a young lady as a sweetheart keepsake and has the original finely enamelled miniature portrait of a handsome French soldier in his smart uniform.
The back has a similarly embellished edging and has a rose gold coloured gilt metal circular insert. The sides have a very dark patina and even if there is a tiny French mark, I cannot discover it! The usual careful testing shows results for 900 Continental grade silver. Diameter is approx 5/8 inch. In very good antique order throughout. This piece would have probably been hung on a long guard watch chain or maybe even as a little fob on a chatelaine.
Would be super as a little pendant or even as a stand alone charm if you have the suitable antique bracelet for this purpose?
Thanks for looking, hope you love it!
French Art Nouveau Rococco 900 Silver Enamel Portrait Locket