The Art Nouveau designers drew their inspiration from Nature and organic forms. This rare swivel locket is made from 9ct yellow gold and features stylized image of an Iris flower – a popular motif – crafted in relief with a textured effect to the gold background within a flowing organic border. The ancient Greek Goddess Iris materialized as a rainbow – often believed to be the link between Heaven and Earth. The locket was made in Birmingham in 1901 – just into the Edwardian period, it is in superb original condition and is unusual in design as the cover swivels open to reveal the treasured contents within; rather than the more usual hinged style lockets. A genuine piece from the Art Nouveau era!