Jewelry and other forms of art during the Edwardian era were elaborate and decorative. Though the 20th century had begun, the Victorian influence was still strong, and this was reflected in the era’s classic, feminine patterns, including jewelry with hearts, flowers, and lacy filigree. This incredible jewel, features a portrait of Mary Pickford; the famous silent film actress, as The Spider Lady, seducing a fly!
“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
“‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I have many curious things to shew when you are there.”
“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.
Enamel, sterling and a mirror comes together to create this rare, interactive work of wearable art! This stunning locket slides to the side to reveal a mirror which allows the viewer to observe themselves as they regard The Spider Lady. What a naughty little twist!
Materials and Features: enamel, sterling silver
Measurements: 1.25”, 8g
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
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