Vintage Silver Perfume Vinaigrette Heart Locket Pendant
Vintage vinaigrette locket pendant rendered in sterling silver in the shaper of a pierced puffy heart. The scent locket bears and elaborate openwork design on the front and back, tiny engraved sides and an oval bail to suspend from a ribbon or chain. During the Victorian days, these scent lockets were referred to as vinaigrettes; a small conceit usually executed in gold or silver, with perforations. It held aromatic vinegar, smelling salts, or spirits of ammonia. Fashionable ladies wore them to ward off fainting spells and it became a "necessary" carried by expectant mothers from the turn of the century through the 1940's. They were often suspended from a neck chain, ring or chatelaine.
- Materials: Sterling Silver 925
- Measurements: 1.25 inches tall and 1 inch wide