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Antique Victorian Estate Gold Fill Lilies & Cross Monogram Locket Necklace

Antique Victorian Estate Gold Fill Lilies & Cross Monogram Locket Necklace
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Exquisite Antique Victorian Estate Locket, beautifully embellished with detailed Lilies surrounding a paste Cross. {Paste is "glass which has been cut into gem-like forms", used extensively from the 1700's to the early 1900's, a much desired material in themselves, not a replacement for diamonds and gem stones, invented by Georges Frederic Strass in 1730.}
 
Gorgeous Art Nouveau design, Art Nouveau was considered quite "avant garde" at the time, lockets of this era are highly collectible because the era only lasted 20 years, Art Nouveau Jewelry is quite rare to find. Marked with the W&H Co hallmark, this is crafted in yellow gold fill. The lovely artistic imagery if formed with a repousse technique of pushing it out from the back. The back of the locket has been engraved with a flowing hand engraved script with L. E. E. The locket hangs from a sweet little floral center. Locket measures 1~1/4'' in diameter, chain measures 20~1/2'' chain.
 
 
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