An oval Victorian gold locket beautifully hand chased with ivy leaves and acanthus scrolls and a blank cartouche below on one side, and an intricate all over foliate design to the other.
The locket is completely reversible and can be worn either way.
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This is a 'Back & Front' locket; it has a 9ct gold shell over a stronger metal frame (usually gold filled brass) no gold markings which is not unusual for the era. Highly polished yellow gold with the rosy warmth of old gold.
The inside of the locket has one photo rim and a new black grosgrain fabric liner.
Locket Size: .85 x 1 inches (22 x 26mm), and gently curves out to approximately 7mm in thickness.
The Chain: The locket is presented on a new 24 inch or 61cm chain in 14ct gold fill, stamped to the clasp as such. Photograph 4 shows the locket and chain on a life size torso.
Age: late 1800s
Weight: 4.4 grams (without chain)
Condition: Very, very good. Some minor black spotting to the inside, closure and hinge are strong, the locket closes tightly and stays shut. The gold has a lovely mellow natural patina.
It's always a thrill to find an antique locket that has withstood time so very well. The hand chased patterns are amazing and the contrasts of polished gold and texture give lovely shimmer with change of light.
To see more Closetgothic Antique & Vintage Lockets:
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