Filigree & Floral Locket Necklace in Ivory
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Prod. Code: N-LKT-FIL-IV
Vintage Style Filigree Floral Necklace
Sweet and Charming... ivory flowers and
a tiny sparrow grace this vintage style filigree locket.
Necklace is adjustable from 16 to 19 inches.
The filigree locket was popular during the 1800's and often
used as a perfume locket by placing perfume soaked fabric inside
the locket. Similar to the "Vinaigrette," which was a small
decorative, perforated box that was usually carried
at the waist to mask unpleasant smells.
A little beauty in a romantic era... during times of infrequent
bathing and the stench of poor sanitation in the streets. It was the time of
cholera, before modern plumbing and sanitation were invented, when women
would often sport a nosegay or a scented locket to mask the malodorous trails
coming from the streets and from themselves. Much like the Elizabethan
ruff worn around the neck to direct odors away from ones own
body, the romance continued with the perfumed locket.
Today the filigree locket can be used to house a
small cotton swab, lightly doused with essential oil
or to safekeep a much loved photo.