Antique Locket | Matte Gold Oval Victorian Locket Necklace | Minimal Gold Vintage Locket | Oval Bloomed Gold Photo Locket - 24 Inch Chain

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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.

Janne's notes:
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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