Gorgeous gold filled poppy flower locket circa 1900s to 1910s.
Poppies can symbolize different things, depending on their color and the context within which they are worn. White poppies often symbolize peace, while red poppies can be a symbol of remembrance and death.
This lovely locket has two photographs inside. The photograph of the young man is a bit loose in the frame, so I removed it to see if I could figure out why. And I found a lock of hair!
I also removed the photograph of the woman, but there was nothing behind that one; however, it has "mama" written in pencil on the back.
I have added a wonderful, gold filled long guard chain to wear with this locket. Long guard chains, sometimes also called muff chains, were popular for ladies during the 19th century to attach to their pocket watches, or muffs. They are extremely versatile and can be worn in a variety of different ways! They're my favorite type of chain.
Box is not included and is sold separately in the shop.
+++ Measurements +++
Locket is approximately 1 3/8" in diameter
Chain is a total of 48" in length.
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall. There is some darkening/patina to the gold fill, which I have left as is. It could be polished away if that is your preference.
The locket opens and closes nicely, snaps shut tight. As mentioned above, the photo of the young man is slightly loose in the frame, but not at risk of falling out.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.