A high quality Victorian fully hallmarked gold locket crafted by William Clark Manton in 1899. This delightful late Victorian double portrait locket is suspended from an elegant antique 18 inch fully hallmarked gold necklace. The whole exterior case is embellished with the most gorgeous engravings which convey deeply symbolic meanings. The front is ornamented with a shield cartouche which symbolises the desire to protect the wearer of the locket, as does the shield shaped construction of the locket itself. Ivy leaves are shown above and below the shield cartouche. Ivy leaves represent deep friendship and fidelity. Florid acanthus leaves frame this lovely composition. The other side is also decorated with acanthus leaves symbolising ever lasting life. The hinges and catches work perfectly.
The full sets of hallmarks are unworn and easy to read.
The original frames, portrait backings, portrait and clear portrait protectors are present.
The cartouche is inscribed in an elegant font which is open to interpretation. The letters could read, J C, I C, H, H C, H E, J E, I E. This style of font is seen in the Victorian era and it is so artistic that it becomes part of the design.
Our antique gold lockets are hallmarked gold. You will not see gold plated (gold front & back) lockets or rolled gold lockets in our stores.
Locket Height 3 cm. Locket Width 1.7 cm. Weight 2.5 Grams.
Necklace Length 18 Inches. Weight 2.1 Grams.
Locket 9 Carat Gold.
Necklace 9 Carat Gold.
Locket Fully Hallmarked Birmingham Assayed 9 Carat Gold.
Necklace Fully Hallmarked 9 Carat Gold .
All jewellery purchases are shipped in pristine jewellery cases, with luxury gift boxes and handmade gift tags.
We want you to be happy with your purchases and so we offer a full money back guarantee (less shipping costs). See our return policies for details.
FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY on this order worldwide
1 DAY SHIPPING UK - next working day delivery when purchased before 11 am.
4 - 10 DAY SHIPPING to USA, Australia, EU, New Zealand & the rest of the world.
We no longer ship to Germany.
Order by 11 am for same day dispatch.
If you have any queries please contact Danielle. Telephone +44 (0)789 6616374
Free luxury gift box & handmade gift tag as standard with your order.
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