Antique French Portrait Locket ~ Bichon Frise Dog

2009 July 11
by admintoo


This is a unique and very pretty antique french Bichon Frise locket. Dating from the later part of the 19th century, this delightful oval 18k yellow gold locket is decorated with a darling enamel of a white fluffy pup . Perhaps an aristocratic Bichon Frise , this well-rendered portrait has all the trappings sure to melt your heart.

Excited light big raisin eyes direct a loving gaze as his little reddish-pink tongue darts from his mouth. Bichon is all wrapped up as a blue ribbon dog on a golden background. The front of the locket is highlighted with six lustrous natural pearls set within flowerhead bezels and lovely chased gold work. In addition, the bottom section of the locket is appointed with six more of these creamy white beauties set between golden orbs. One of these serves as the clasp. Inside, the hinged locket retains its original rim and glass cover. Read more.

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