Antique 1910s Art Nouveau gold plated locket with woman and pearls

A spectacular turn-of-the-century locket from the American jeweler J.J. Sommer & Co. The company operated from the turn-of-the-century to 1931 and this locket dates to about the middle of their tenure. We love it because it features two of the most popular motifs from the Art Nouveau Era: the crescent moon and female form. Here the face of a young woman, presented in profile, is wrapped with wind-blown, wispy hair. The outline of her head is framed by a graduated pearl-set crescent moon. The verso is plain. The locket hinges from the bottom to one photo compartment with the original picture ring. There is some loss to the plating but the patina and quality of the finish is still very good. Modern chain added by us.

Measurements: Locket 3/4" round, 19" chain
Era: 1900s-1910s
Markings: J.J.S. for J.J. Sommer & Co., North Attleboro, MA
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