Here we have a charming keepsake that dates to the Art Nouveau era. Our Aide Memoire would have been used back in the day as a note pad. It retains it's original celluloid pages and some remnants of script has been left intact.
This wonderful little treasure is simply hallmarked Sterling with no makers mark. The heart shaped note pad was most likely once part of a chatelaine. It is fitted with a substantial bail and will easily affix to a chain or ribbon. The heart measures 2'' x 1-3/4''.
The imagery is outstanding. It features a whimsical child's face emerging from the center of a foliate and floral bouquet. This piece has not been polished and exhibits a deep time enhanced patina. The inner pages are rippled and do not lay flat. A little evidence of it's 100 plus years of age. These little treasures are very hard to find and this one is just so wonderful.