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.


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


Locket 9.2 gram/0.3 troy ounce

Origin: France, Europe
Date: Circa 1880

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AC Silver item Ref. SKU: A4554
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1880
18k Gold
Yellow Gold
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..
0.98 in. W x 18 in. L
2 cm W x 46 cm L
18 in. (46 cm)
Dealer Location
Jesmond, United Kingdom
Number of Items
Reference Number
AC Silver
35B St Georges Terrace
Jesmond Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 2SU
+44 3333441849
1stdibs Dealer since 2015 Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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