Pearl and Enamel, 18k Yellow Gold Locket/Pendant - Antique French Circa 1880

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An exceptional and impressive antique 18 karat yellow gold locket; part of our French jewelry and estate jewelry collections

This exceptional French antique locket has been crafted in 18k yellow gold.

The pendant has an oval design accented with applied decoration to the upper and lower borders, and incorporates a hinged locket compartment for a personal memento or keepsake.

The anterior face of this impressive pendant is ornamented with a central 3mm seed pearl displayed within a subtle black enamel ring.

Eight further seed pearls embellish the applied, raised, chamfered scroll, trefoil and box designs around the central pearl.

The locket has a feature, subtly chamfered, scrolling leaf pierced decorated border.

This exceptional example of an antique gold locket is suspended from a contemporary, 18k yellow gold, 46cm/18" trace chain via a tapering, fluted decorated loop hallmarked with the French gold guarantee hallmark (eagle's head).

The chain may be replaced with a chain of the same quality, in a style or length to meet your personal requirements.

The reverse cover to the hinged locket is ornamented with a chevron engraved decorated border which encircles scrolling, scallop-edged engraved patterns.

This impressive antique gold locket opens to permit access to the spacious inner compartment.

Dimensions

Length of drop 5.3cm/2.08"
Width of pendant 2.5cm/0.98"
Length of chain 45.7cm/18"

Weight

Locket 9.2 gram/0.3 troy ounce

Origin: France, Europe
Date: Circa 1880

Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique French jewelry/estate jewelry.

AC Silver item Ref. SKU: A4554

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1880
  • Period
    1880-1889
  • Metal
    18k Gold
    Yellow Gold
  • Stone
    Pearl
  • Condition
    Excellent. This 1880's pendant is fine quality with impressive pierced, engraved and applied decoration. The pendant is a very good gauge of gold and is in excellent condition with a clear hallmark to the bale..
  • Dimensions
    0.98 in. W x 18 in. L
    2 cm W x 46 cm L
  • Length
    18 in. (46 cm)
  • Weight
    9.2g
  • Dealer Location
    Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU12821441803
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