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Georgian Pearl Padlock Locket Brooch

$945.00

Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1820

This pretty antique brooch takes the form of a stylised padlock, set with natural pearls and featuring a small locket compartment at the centre. Modelled in 12k gold, with a dished back, the piece is currently home to lock of woven hair - as was the custom with memorial pieces at the time. The padlock would have symbolised a "secure" memory, ensuring the loved one was never forgotten by the wearer.

STONES

Natural pearls (range from 3.2mm to 1.3mm)

MEASUREMENTS

2.2 x 1.9cm

WEIGHT

4.0g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 12k gold

CONDITION

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use

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