Art Nouveau Flower Locket Repousse Purple Stone
Gorgeous large antique Art Nouveau locket. Features a stunning highly detailed floral repousse design on front with an elongated faceted purple glass stone in the center. The locket opens on the left with a small notch (takes a bit of work to open) to reveal two spaces for images inside complete with both original photo rings and covers. It is stamped "H&H" with a star for Hamilton & Hamilton, Jr. of Providence, Rhode Island. The locket closes securely with a very tight snap and the backside is plain. Measurements are 2-5/8 inches x 1 inch (6.6cm x 2.5cm) including the top loop. The metal is likely gold-filled, unmarked and untested. Not much wear to this beautiful old piece--incredible condition considering it is well over 100 years old! Mostly slight metal wear and faint surface scratches. The purple glass stone has a small flea bite on the left side (see 4th photo) as well as some tiny nicks and scratches--not noticeable without close examination. The backside has a faint dent, barely noticeable (see last photo). A gorgeous Art Nouveau piece to be treasured!
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