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Georgian Scallop Shell Locket

Georgian Scallop Shell Locket

$800.00


Description

DATE: Late Georgian, c.1830

This cute antique shell locket opens to reveal on oval locket compartment within. In the Middle Ages, the scallop shell became associated with religious pilgrimages; but since much earlier the shell has been a symbol of fertility, and often associated with the Goddess Venus. It's modelled in 15 karat gold and dates to c.1830.

MEASUREMENTS

17.2 x 18.7mm (width by height)

WEIGHT

2.5g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION

Excellent, light wear commensurate with age

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