Encircled by flowers and foliage, a lovely maiden gazes dreamily into the distance. Her profile is regal, with ribbons woven in her golden tresses and a rosy "bloom" to her cheek. Typical of its day, this locket exhibits the organic forms and love of nature that was often expressed in Art Nouveau jewelry.
American in origin, the locket is 14k yellow gold with beautifully engraved initials on the back. It measures 30 mm in diameter and weighs 7.3 grams. In very good condition, the locket has an antique patina. Although there are no photo frames present, there is a lip on the interior of both sides of the locket, which would easily hold a photo. Superbly executed, this Art Nouveau locket would be a wonderful frame for the most cherished of photos or mementos.