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Mid-Victorian Chased Locket Signet Ring

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Description

DATE: Mid-Victorian, c.1870

A wonderful quality locket signet ring modelled in 15k gold. The back of the head features an inscription: "T. Keyworth to Sister Ann"; while the hinged front panel opens to reveal a miniature portrait, presumably of Mr Keyworth himself - sporting an excellent long white beard.


An intriguing feature is the fine engraving to the face, which when you look closely depicts a leaping stag. It's very subtle, but a lovely effect. The shoulders are deeply chased with abstract foliate details.

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 16.0 x 13.0mm - Width of band: 2.8mm

WEIGHT

5.4g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION

Excellent, a small acid test mark to the inner band

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