This exceptionally rare Edwardian locket is fashioned in the shape of the Victoria Cross. This splendid antique is embellished with deeply symbolic imagery. This antique was assayed* (tested for gold purity*) at Chester Assay Office in 1908.
Most of the recipients of the Victoria Cross have their portraits included on the official lists but not all of them. We think that the gentleman portrayed in this locket was a recipient of the Victoria Cross for extreme bravery in the face of the enemy. We have trawled through the list looking at the portraits of all the recipients in Late Victorian and Edwardian eras. We have not been able to match his portrait but as we stated, not all of the recipients are portrayed.
The opening front is ornamented with forget-me-nots and acanthus leaves. The points on the cross are decorated with ivy leaves. Acanthus leaves and forget-me-nots also grace the other side of the locket as well as an elegant scroll.
Forget-me-nots symbolise true love and respect. Acanthus leaves represent longevity. Ivy leaves are used convey devotion, fidelity and loyalty. Wisdom is depicted by scrolls.
The interior contains the original photographs, photo frames and clear portrait protectors. The photograph on the left gives a clear image of a young man. On the other side the photo is difficult to view. It looks as though two young children are being cuddled by their mother.
The beautiful necklace is stamped 9c (9 carat gold) in several places.
The full sets of hallmarks on this locket can be seen on image six.
All clasps and hinges work perfectly.
Superb condition throughout!
We only source fully hallmarked gold lockets of great quality to save you time and guarantee purity. You will not see rolled gold, gold plated or gold back & front lockets in our stores.
We include images of the hallmarks and so you can be certain of the age and purity of the antique gold lockets in our store.
Locket Height 2.6 cm. (Height Including Bale 2.8 cm). Width 2.6 cm. Weight 4.5 grams.
Necklace Length 18 Inches (45.72 cm). Weight 2.7 grams.
Locket 9 Carat Gold.
Necklace 9 Carat Gold.
Locket Fully Hallmarked Chester Assayed 9 Carat Gold.
Necklace 9 Carat Gold Tag & 9ct stamp.
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