Art Nouveau 14kt Repousse Dragon Locket
An exquisite gold locket from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! This beautiful piece is made of vibrant 14kt yellow gold and has the wonderful repousse image of a whimsical dragon on the front. The image is intricately detailed and shows the dragon perched atop a wave-like swirl, with its fanged mouth open and feathered wings stretched out behind its scaly torso. A raised border of swirled texture surrounds the outside of the piece, completing the artistic design perfectly. The back is hand engraved with a set of monogrammed initials in fancy script and the locket opens to reveal two round photographs inside, each held behind gold frames. It hangs from a simple gold bail. This wonderful locket is beautifully made and would look perfect worn on a gold chain. It would make a very special addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 1/2" long, has a diameter of approximately 1 1/8" and is 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear to the back, there is no apparent damage to the gold and the bail is intact. The locket closes easily and securely.