Late Victorian Ivory Bead Necklace with Heart and Morning Glory
Item No. AZZ1300485
A late Victorian ivory necklace comprised of graduated beads and a central heart pendant, decorated with two morning glories. Circa 1890.
Sentimental jewelry was extremely popular during the Victorian period. There was an emphasis on romantic motifs, especially those of flowers. With several books written on the language of flowers, the idea that specific flowers represent specific sentiments was common and widespread. The pair of morning glories represents affection. This idea of love and affection is further enhanced by the fact that it is a pair of morning glories, depicted inside a heart.