SOLD Edwardian 18ct Gold Guilloché Enamel Pearl Flower Locket
A wonderful locket from the Edwardian period, c1905. The locket is made from 18ct gold and has beautiful bright turquoise guilloché enamel to the front. Guilloché refers to the precise and intricate technique of etching a specific pattern into a piece using engine turning. In this instance, the guilloché is then enamelled to create this fabulous design in a vibrant colour. This locket is set with a little pearl studded flower, which I believe is a forget-me-not; a classic symbol of romance used in jewellery during this period. To the back is a glass covered frame that can be removed to place your own momento behind. A truly wonderful piece and in beautiful condition overall.
The locket hangs on an antique 15ct gold chain that measures approx 18" long. The gold is marked with a little tab near the clasp. The chain has a lovely close curb link and is a perfect match for this beautiful piece. These 15ct gold chains are becoming rarities in themselves as 15ct gold went out of production in the early 1930s. It is lovely to find these two beauties together.
Materials - 18ct Gold (tested), Enamel, Pearls. Chain 15ct Gold
Age - C1905
Size - The locket measures approx 22mm by 17mm excluding the bail
Condition - Very good. A little anomaly in the enamel to the bottom left, noted for accuracy only.
Weight - Locket only 5g, With chain 6.79g