Art Nouveau Sterling Repousse Heart Coin Holder Locket
An absolutely fabulous sterling piece from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! This sterling silver repousse heart-shaped coin holder locket has beautiful floral detail and is exceptionally large in size. The front and back surfaces carry a matching design with a feminine floral repousse motif, framing the heart, and a smooth center. A small push button clasp rests at the side of the locket which allows the front to open and reveal three expandable coin slots. In addition, the inside of the locket is marked "BRISTOL SILVER". The heart hangs from a long sterling silver link chain which completes the piece perfectly. This lovely piece would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The coin holder locket hangs about 2 1/8" long, is 2" at its widest point and is slightly less than 1/2" thick. The chain itself measures approximately 28 1/2" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the sterling coin holder locket or to the chain. It opens easily and stays securely closed and all of the coin slot springs are in excellent working condition.