Antique Sterling Silver Bookchain with Locket
$1900.00 USD Item: N1372
In the Victorian era, dogs were indispensable to domestic life. They were THE house pet and became as popular as they are today. Victorians loved their pets so greatly that some often had them stuffed so they could be around forever! In the symbolism of the era, dogs meant fidelity and in this beautiful necklace with a detachable locket, the love of the owner's dog is evident while she probably wore this everyday! What I particularly love about this piece, are the photographs inside; fidelity emphasized inside and out. Lovely and completely Victorian yet amazingly modern and wearable today. The sweet little pug is hand-painted on the front of the locket; the reverse is plain and so, in essence one could wear it either way.
Condition: Very good with a few minor scratches indicative of the age and of the love of its prior owners.
Circa 1880 and English in origin.