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VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER & ENAMEL LOCKET & CHAIN C1870

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Doris Frohnsdorff
Gaithersburg
Maryland
301-869-1256

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$750.00

VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER & ENAMEL LOCKET & CHAIN C1870
An extremely fine VICTORIAN PERIOD STERLING SILVER and ENAMEL LOCKET with 14K GOLD HINGE. Not marked but tests sterling silver and 14K gold. Circa 1870. The oval locket is very large - measuring approximately 1 5/8 inches (not counting the bail) by 1 3/8 inches with a depth of 10.70mm. It has a large (1/2 inch) V bail enameled on one side with a black and white enameled design. Both sides of the locket have enameled designs so the wearer can choose either side for display. On side 1). - the design is centered with a small white enamel Maltese Cross set within a larger black enamel-bordered Byzantine Cross which, in turn, is within a lozenge shape surrounded by elaborate white and black enamel scroll designs. Side 2). - repeats the lozenge and black and white enameled scroll designs but is centered with a stylized monogram. The locket has a 14K yellow gold hinge (tested) which opens to reveal two glass framed compartments for photos. The locket and bail attaches to a large spring ring on the end of a 17 1/2 inch chain. The chain is composed of fluted 5.50mm wide rolo links and is original to the piece. Gross weight 35.30 grams. In remarkably excellent condition. A fantastic and rare locket.


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