An impressive locket which was crafted in the Edwardian era. This delightful piece dates to 1908. It was assayed* (tested for gold purity*) at Chester Assay Office. The locket is embellished with forget-me-not flowers, ferns, ivy and acanthus leaves. Forget-me-not flowers are depicted to express true love and respect. Ferns symbolise sincerity. Ivy leaves symbolise devotion and loyalty. Acanthus leaves represent the desire for everlasting life.
The front features a splendid shield shaped cartouche which is inscribed with the letters K R or H R. The shield is depicted to express the desire to protect the wearer of the locket.
Both sides are fitted with the original frames and exquisite portraits.
One absolutely charming feature of this wonderful antique is that the portraits appear to be upside down. However, if the locket is being worn the enchanting portraits are the right way up. This is so delightful, as this shows how adored the people depicted in the locket were to the wearer and this feature appears to mean that this locket was worn almost all the time.
The hinge and catch work perfectly.
This locket is suspended from an ornate 18 inch necklace.
Locket Height 2.3 cm (Locket Height Including Bale 3 cm) Locket Width 2.3 cm. Locket Weight 3.4 Grams.
Necklace Length 18 Inches (45.72 cm).
Locket 9 Carat Gold.
Necklace Gold Plated Sterling Silver.
Locket Fully Hallmarked Chester Assayed 9 Carat Gold.
Necklace Gold Plated Hallmarked Sterling Silver.
We understand how time consuming it can be to source a gold locket because so many of the lockets for sale are rolled gold or gold plated.
To save you time we only source fully hallmarked gold lockets aged over 100 years which have been tested for purity* (assayed*) by the officially sanctioned assay offices. Assaying guarantees the purity of the gold
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 antiquity and purity of the antique gold lockets in our store.
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