A Victorian locket with a 'bloomed' matte gold finish, oval in shape and minimal in appearance. The soft sheen on the old gold is perfectly smooth, beautiful to see and lovely to handle.
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This is a gold fill locket, with a very thick coating of gold, on it's original matching suspension ring with brightly gilded interior. The interior photo rims are stamped 'W.S&B' and a star - this piece was made by W.S. Blackinton & Company.
The locket has a superbly engineered integral hinge - barely detectable to the eye. Both original photo frames and celluloid covers remain in place.
Size: 1 inch x 1.37 inches or 25 x 35mm with a slim profile rounding out to approximately 5mm in thickness. The drop from the chain including the suspension loop is 43mm.
Age: late 1800s
Weight: 9.4 grams (without the chain)
The Chain: The locket is presented on a new 24inch or 61cm chain in 14ct gold fill, stamped to the clasp as such - seen on a life size torso in image #3.
Condition: Excellent. With magnification I can see an edge rub mark to the bottom and the 8 o'clock position (only just visible in the images) The locket closes tightly with a nice pop, no gaps and the fantastic integral hinge is working perfectly. The locket is in very tidy order inside and out and looks to be unused.
Bloomed gold is gold that has been acid dipped to give a matte finish; used beautifully in this locket. The oval version is rather uncommon and this one is a beauty!
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