We have similar Locket and Art Nouveau items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C.Markings: "CE & FD, " the Birmingham anchor mark, the British standard lion mark, and an illegible date letter on the back of the pendant, an illegible faded mark on the bale, tested. Gram Weight: 12.8 g. Length, including the bale: 2.25.
Bale opening measurements: 10.3 mm length, 3.6 mm width. Closure/Clasp Type: Standard articulated bale.Handmade during the Art Nouveau era. Created in Birmingham, England by Constantine & Floyd, a jewelry company founded during the Victorian era. Features a locket with the image of a bird, flowers, grass, and geometric motifs hand-chased into its face. A unique border of star motif encircles this naturalistic image, which would have been popular during the Nouveau period. The locket opens via a hinge at the side to reveal the image of a man and a protective paper.
The man sports a three-piece suit, collar, and a mustache fashionable during the Belle Époque. Completed with a standard articulated bale in order to be worn on antique chains and necklaces. There are several minor dents to the lower edge and back of the locket, which does not affect wear.Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. This listing is for the item only.
This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production.Of many products, including some jewelry. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today.
The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver English Bird Photo Locket Pendant 12.8g" is in sale since Sunday, June 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.