Vintage Fully Hallmarked 9ct Gold Large Ornately Engraved Padlock Heart Pendant 1971 Maker Fred Manshaw Ltd With 18 Inch Necklace


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A splendid and ornately engraved fully hallmarked 9ct gold padlock heart pendant in superb condition. The heart shaped padlock symbolises love and commitment.

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Such a romantic gift! 

This vintage pendant is suspended from an eighteen inch necklace. 

Manfred Durst arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport in January, 1939. He was only 14 years old.  Within two years of his arrival he was apprenticed to a company of diamond mounters in Hatton Garden. Although his first job in the jewellery trade involved running errands and sweeping the floors Manfred was eager to learn. He worked long hours and after work he attended the Central School of Arts & Crafts.  During WWII the diamond mounters company was given over to war work and by 1942 Manfred was involved in the vital task of servicing R.A.F. technical equipment. Within a year of the end of WWII he and John Najmann founded Fred Manshaw Ltd. This firm of manufacturing jewellers was based in the historic location of Bleeding Heart Yard, London, EC1 until 1956.

The back of the pendant is hallmarked F M into a quartered heart which is the mark of Fred Manshaw Ltd. The 9 carat purity marks are unworn and easy to read, as are the London Assay Office Mark (leopard's head) and the date letter q (1971).

All clasps and hinges work perfectly. 




Pendant Height 2.6 cm. Width 1.6 cm. Weight 2.9 grams.

Necklace Length 18 Inches (45.72 cm).


Pendant 9 Carat Gold.

Necklace Gold Plated Sterling Silver.


Locket Fully Hallmarked London Assayed 9 Carat Gold.

Necklace Gold Plated Hallmarked Sterling Silver. 



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