Today are pleased to present a signed antique rolled gold locket and a watch chain with slide circa 1900.
This antique 12K rolled gold 1.25" x 1" x .2" locket by Bastian Bros. features a hand engraved design and is attached to a 46" 12K rolled gold watch chain. It comes with a 1" bail and a .45" x .4" heart shaped slide with opal and ruby pastes. The hinge is in excellent working condition and the locket closes with a snap and stays securely closed. The locket will hold a 1" x .75" photo The entire piece weighs 30.8 grams.
This piece is in excellent antique condition with no blemishes or repairs. It is hallmarked "Bastian Bros.". The Watch chain and slide are hallmarked “GLB & Co” An Auracle metal tester and JSP testing solution was used to verify the metal content. This piece was microscopically examined.
The Bastian Company was founded in Rochester, NY in 1895 and was recognized for its quality, craftsmanship and integrity in the production. The company became a Union Shop and expanded its sales and marketing efforts to cover distributors in the entire U.S. and today, also has numerous distributors outside the U.S. including Canada.