This fantastic Victorian locket was hand crafted in 18 karat gold right around the turn of the (last) century. Photographs were all the rage, and having a locket like this was kind of the Victorian equivalent of carrying an iPhone, you could show photos of your Grandchildren off to all of your friends with just the flick of a nail.
This lovely locket is a fantastic and very wearable size, it measures 2 inches long and 1.25 inches across. The front features a flat oval center plaque surrounded by a whimsically embossed dash-dot pattern and a rich twisted wire accent. This locket has a lovely heavy bail. Inside are two full frames to hold pictures of your beloved ones. The locket is unmarked, but has been tested to verify the gold content, it weighs 15 grams.
I offer layaway on all items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased on layaway are eligible for exchange only.
I always want you to be happy with anything you purchase. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
Enameling, in some form or another, has been around since the 13th century BC. It took a long time to perfect it, though, some form of metal had to be used with early enamel, to hold each color distinctly apart from its neighbor (interesting note, these little metal bars were called cloisons, hence one name for this type of enameling is cloisonné). In the 15th century the technique of painted enamel was perfected and suddenly the cloisons were gone and wonderful, rich details could be gleaned from this once mosaic-like art form.
This Art Deco locket was hand crafted around 1920. It’s done all in silver and then machine turned to produce an overall engraved pattern, then the locket was fired with a rich opaque white enamel and a fluid lavender enamel which is translucent, giving it a look of constant movement. The shape, the concentric circles, the depth of the enamel covered engraving, all combine to make this a very dynamic piece. The face of this locket measures 37.3 mm from the top of the bale and 28 mm across, it’s 5.4 mm thick. This one opens easily and closes with a nice little snap; it weighs 8.1 grams.
I offer a 3-5 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
ITEM ID: LTA24334VA