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Friendship Abides: Victorian Flower Locket Pendant


This listing is for the locket only. Chain shown for illustration purposes see item 15827!

Floriography or the language of flowers was a means of communication developed during the Victorian era. Various flowers and floral combinations were used to send coded messages, consequently enabling individuals to express emotions which otherwise could not be stated directly.

During the Grand Period (later 19th century) silver took precedence over gold for daytime jewelry. Large oval lockets such as this one were typically worn with chunky sterling chains. The central panel is embellished with a vignette of a polychromatic enamel butterfly hovering above a pair of enameled roses – one yellow and the other white – nestled within a bed of rich green enameled leaves and stems.

During the time frame of this locket pendant, the combination of a white with a yellow rose traditionally symbolized a message of harmony. The image is more a communiqué of friendship than of romantic love with the depth of feelings sustained by loyalty and reverence versus that of passion. The silver border is accented with star patterns incised into flat rounds and a beaded perimeter. In addition, a series of the star motif embellishes the front of the original bale. The interior reveals two compartments for photographs or a keepsake along with the original rims and glass covers.

Date: Circa 1880.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 2-1/2 inches (6.2 cm) in length including bale by 1-1/2 inches (3.9 cm) in width. Weight of 30.9 grams (19.9 dwt).

Condition: Excellent.

Origin: Most likely English.

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