Antique French Locket with Black and Turquoise Enamel, 18k Gold c. 1890

I purchased this compact powerhouse of a locket from a compact powerhouse of a man just outside of Paris. It seemed appropriate. This is one of those lockets that just feels oh, so good in your hand.

Hand crafted with exquisite attention to detail, this locket is a solid 9.5 grams of 18 karat gold. Made in France in about 1890 and marked with the French eagle head mark, the locket is equally beautiful front and back. The interwoven pattern of black and turquoise blue enamel is quite striking and for added drama it is raised above a background of textured gold. A rope frame surrounds the enamel both front and back and the bale is also beautifully and deeply engraved. No little detail is missed on this one. It is a fantastic and very wearable size and measures 1 inch long not including the bale and 3/4 of an inch wide at the widest point. Both sides of this locket are in wonderful condition, the enamel shows very little wear. The inside is a glowing cocoon of gold with a crystal that's attached to the hinge and quite useful to hold in a photo or lucky four leafed clover.

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Item ID: LTC11389V


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold/Turquoise and Black Enamel, Size: Medium

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Victoria Sterling, Madison, WI   

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