ANtique 1900's Sacred Heart Vinaigrette locket necklace sterling with crown Victorian

This is a wonderful antique treasure that has the most beautiful raised relief work on it. . This antique Sterling Silver Victorian Repousse Puffy Heart Locket, case or pendant charm could also have been called a vinaigrette. Sometimes these were also called a Silver Love Token Box. The rare few that are left were elaborate silver betrothal boxes which was a European tradition since medieval times. This silver and gilt Victorian version is in the form of a locket, opening to contain a special memento. The design of the heart - love, and the crown - is similar to the Scottish luckenbooth, which is usually depicted by two hearts and a crown, representing betrothal, affection, and friendship. THis valuable and wonderful religious relic is quite large ( 2 1/2" tall with bale) has a hinge on the back that opens to a large compartment for scents, treasures, or even cremation ashes. This is a rare treasure that has been in my collection for years and has never been offered for sale before. It belonged to family in a Ny which auctioned off their estate in the 70's. IT was one of two and I have already sold the other. We purchased this with a number of antique bibles and other victorian sterling pieces. THis puffed heart is thick( over 1/2") and it hangs from a sterling 20" chain ( original to the piece, although the clasp was replaced) . This repousse locket/ case is all hand chased and was not mass produced by machine. Total weight of the chain and locket it 31.1 grams. Don't miss out at the last minute, I doubt it will last long.     VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.    Please use this number when ordering ga44753. If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store. or visit our gallery on pinterest where you can see all our pieces at once

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