Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Enamel Seed Pearl & Coral Sweetheart Locket Pendant (Code A775)
An antique Victorian sweetheart locket with blue enamel to the front. The front is also set with seed pearls and a natural coral cabochon. The front and back of the locket are unmarked but test as 9 carat gold. The suspension loop is not gold. The back of the locket is engraved with a foliage design and has a small cartouche which was intended for engraving, however it has not been used. Inside the locket is a lock of hair and a photo of a young girl in late 19th Century style dress.
Lockets such as this were often given as sweetheart presents and keeping locks of hair was common practise during the Victorian era.
- Width: 22 mm
- Height : 28.3 mm (excluding rings)
- Material : 9ct Gold, Enamel, Seed Pearl, Coral & Metal
- Weight: 8.32 grams (before packing)
Condition: Exterior in good order for period with minor wear. Enamel with minor scratches and very slight losses around the edges, much better than average for the age. Locket closes and holds shut but not particularly tight. Some oxidisation around the interior edges. Cleaned, polished and ready to wear or gift.
Code: A775 AP21-3
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