Late Victorian Gold Plated Chinese Cloisonné Locket
A beautiful and unusual Chinese cloisonné locket from the late Victorian (ca1900) era! Gold plated over brass, this wonderful piece is oval in shape and features a very intricate cloisonné image of a man lying atop a tiered platform. The mans body is creamy white and the platform is comprised of green and yellow planks. A burnt orange background with subtle green flowers can be found behind him and large colorful flowers above him. Coiled metal wire is present throughout the design, giving the image wonderful depth and texture. The locket opens (on the left) to reveal the original black and white photograph of a gentleman; this could easily be removed and replace with the wearers' own picture. On the back is a small makers mark. It's a lovely piece and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurement: The locket hangs 1 3/8" long and measures approximately 7/8" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is great. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the gold plated locket or to the cloisonné surface. The lockets opens easily and stays securely closed.