SOLD Victorian Cut Steel & Turquoise Glass Forget-Me-Not Locket
A pretty and large statement locket from the Victorian period, c1870s. The locket is a costume piece and is made from wonderful vibrant turquoise glass in a claw metal setting. Surrounding this is a lovely array of turquoise glass forget-me-not flowers with little cut steel centres. The locket is complete with a flower studded bail and a central cut steel design. To the back is a hinged door, which has lost its original glass, though it still works well and a photo could be placed behind the frame. A firm piece of plastic could be used to protect the photo. Forget-me-nots were a symbol of romance and given, as the name suggests, to a loved one as a token of enduring love. The locket is a lovely large size and makes a real statement on the neck. It would look perfect on a long silver chain.
Materials - Turquoise Glass, Cut Steel, Metal
Age - C1870s
Size - The locket measures approx 40mm long with the bail adding an extra 16mm to the length. It is approx 35mm wide.
Condition - Very good. Original glass missing from the back as noted above.
Weight - 12.46g