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Victorian Three-Tone Gold Foliate Openwork Locket

Victorian Three-Tone Gold Foliate Openwork Locket

$1,950.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1890

This exceptionally high quality locket was made in England in the late 19th Century. Crafted from two-tone 15k gold and platinum, to create an attractive three-tone look, the front and back feature fine openwork foliate detail, with a central flower. It is marked with the French owl (75), meaning that it was imported for retail in Paris - which explains the lettering on the glass insert: "Jeanne, 31 Juillet 1893". The incorporation of platinum is significant, as the metal was rarely used in this early on in jewellery making.

MEASUREMENTS

2.9 x 1.9cm

WEIGHT

11.3g

MARKS

French Owl (Import Marks) - tests as 15k gold & platinum

CONDITION

Excellent, with lovely antique patina

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