This antique flower locket is such a sweet piece. The front is decorated with a central circular piece of mother of pearl with a small turquoise cabochon set in the centre. The edge of the locket front has a border of seed pearls that look like petals. Perhaps the best thing about this pendant though is its secret glass locket compartment in the back. Now empty and waiting for you to add your own memento, we'd love to have seen what it originally held!
The pendant is made of base metal that was likely originally gold plated to give the look of solid gold but without the price tag. With the locket being over 100 years old (we believe it dates to circa 1900), sadly this plating has now almost completely worn away, although the front of the locket does still have a gold colour to it (the back of the locket is much more brassy in colour). The locket panel at the back is made of glass and looks to be the original piece too.
The pendant measures approx 21.7mm in diameter (approx 27mm tall including the fitting and jump ring at the top) and weighs approx 4.15g
Condition - The pendant does show signs of age and wear, including surface wear to the base metal, stones and the glass panel. The central panel of mother of pearl does have a circular shaped scratch to it, just below the turquoise to the left. A solder mark can be seen where the ring at the top has been attached, we're not sure if this is from when the locket was made or if it is a later repair, and the ring the jump ring is attached to is slightly bent. There is also a significant scratch mark to the base metal on the back. The jump ring is a newer addition and is 9ct gold. It is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the chain and box pictured are not included in the sale but the pendant will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch*
Antique mother of pearl, seed pearl and turquoise flower locket
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