Antique Edwardian Art Nouveau Silver & Enamel Iris Flower Heart Charm
An antique Edwardian Art Nouveau c1905 silver and enamel heart charm with an iris flower to the centre, such a pretty piece and very unusual. In the language of flowers the most common meaning for the iris is hope, wisdom or valour.
It measures 23mm (15/16ths of an inch) by 17mm (11/16ths of an inch) and weighs 2.7 grammes. Unmarked but tested as low grade European silver (around 750 standard). It was gilded originally but most of it has worn away. There are a few tiny surface nibbles (visible with a jeweller’s loupe) but no loss of colour. Overall I would rate it as excellent condition.
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