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On Hold: Georgian Garnet Heart Padlock Locket

On Hold: Georgian Garnet Heart Padlock Locket

$1,500.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1820

A superb Georgian heart padlock pendant with glass locket compartment at the back. The front is home to a vivid red garnet, foil backed to enhance its colour, and an applied repoussé rococo style border. The piece was originally designed as a bracelet or necklace clasp, and as such the top bar is hinged on opens. It dates from the early 19th century, circa 1820, and remains in great condition 200 years on.

STONES 

Garnet

MEASUREMENTS 

2.7 x 1.6cm

WEIGHT 

4.1g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age

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