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Victorian Jewelry: VJ081

A BASKET OF PINK ROSES ( Edwardian Jewelry Enamel Locket ): Full-bloom pink roses spill out of a golden basket in this hand-painted on enamel Sterling Silver Locket. (c. 1910-1920) The floral basket sits on silver colored guilloche enameling with an outer border of navy blue so deep that it appears black. Very fine gold beading forms a scalloped edging between the two colors. The technique of guilloche enamel features an engraved decoration of geometric design achieved by engine turning. Used as a base for translucent enamel it creates a shimmering effect. The back of the locket is enameled in opaque black and the chain and locket are marked 935 Sterling. (European, possibly German). The inside still retains both of its original celluloid covers and photo rims. One of them is loose and can be carefully glued in by the rim, if you choose to do so. The mark 19 appears on the inside of the locket. These enameled lockets have gained in popularity and are increasingly difficult to find. Condition: Excellent. Locket snaps closed tightly. No chips or cracks. Size 1 1/2 diameter, just under 1/4 thick. Silver chain 18 with spring ring catch.  

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