Classic and classy is this gold Cresarrow art nouveau locket in design, subject and size. Swirls and curls and twirls along the border highlight the true beauty of this lovely maiden.
Measuring approximately 1 1/4” in diameter, it is a very nice size, indeed. Inside the locket, the “14” mark, for 14k gold, is found next to a maker’s mark for Cresarrow. “The original firm was formed as a jewelry manufacturer in 1890 as N.E. Whiteside & Co and was succeeded by Whiteside and Blank in 1903. The firm manufactured 14 carat brooches, scarf pins, sleeve buttons, studs, and bracelets, accented with enamel. Later they produced high quality jewelry in platinum. The United States Patent and Trademark Office registration indicates that the C with the arrow through it was first used for brooches, cuff-buttons, pendants, necklaces and rings by the original firm beginning in 1890.*”
The original patina is intact and simple, pretty script initials are engraved on the back.
This locket weighs 12 grams.
*Information about Cresarrow provided by Greg Steer. For further information, please find the link to his website under "Our Favorite Links" on our homepage.
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