RESERVED FOR LEC - Gold Antique Locket | Love Token, Victorian Shield Locket | Engraved Gold Back & Front Shield Locket - 20 Inch Chain

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A beautifully proportioned Victorian shield locket with expertly applied hand chased engraving and the lovely soft hue of old gold.

The locket is hinged on the right as is common with Victorian lockets. A hand chased pattern on both sides features a fern pattern, symbolising Sincerity in Victorian jewelry.

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The Locket:
Yellow gold, rosy in hue not bright yellow. There are no gold stamps, this is a 'Back & Front' locket; the outer covers are 9ct gold over a gilded metal frame for strength. A single shield shaped photo frame and glass cover is in place on the inside with two new black card liners.

Size: .7 x 1 inches (18 x 25mm) and 5mm in thickness, the locket is an elongated shield shape and is suspended from the original kited or faceted bail ring.

Age: c. 1870

Weight: 5.3 grams (locket only)

The Chain:
The locket is presented on a new 51cm or 20 inch chain, 14ct gold fill and stamped as such on the clasp. Photograph #4 shows the locket and chain on a life size torso.

Very, very good. The inside is a mildly spotty otherwise top notch. The hinge is great and the locket closes well with no gaps. It's nice to find an original glass photo cover in place.

Janne's Notes:
Difficult to find, I always look for shield shaped lockets - just like the Victorians, I admire the symbolic strength of them! The elongated shape of this beauty is wonderful.

+ Please note: the shipping on this piece is via International Courier - hence the higher shipping rate. Economy Courier delivery target is 5-6 working days Worldwide.

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