Art Nouveau 10kt Repousse Leaf & Woman Locket
An exquisite gold repousse locket from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! This beautiful piece is made of 10kt yellow gold and has a wonderful raised repousse image on the front. The image is intricately detailed and shows the profile of a beautiful woman, who holds a paintbrush in one hand and appears to be painting a flower that hangs over the edge of the border. Covering the entire front surface behind the woman is a large round leaf that resembles a lily pad, and draped over the back of the woman's head is a large open flower in bloom. The precise, intricate detail is truly exceptional and makes the image come to life! The locket opens from the top to reveal space to store a special photograph inside and a small plaque inside reads "H&H" beside a small star. 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 3/8" long, has a diameter of approximately 1 1/8" and is 3/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides minimal normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or repousse image. The locket opens and closes easily and securely.