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Please Note : The box shown on photos is not included. This is not the original box. I will ship in a nice gift package but not in the box shown on photos.Thanks
Rare and Fabulous Antique Victorian large French 18 K Gold Shield Shaped Vinaigrette Photo Locket Pendant opening to reveal two compartments separated by an Hinged bevelled Crystal Panel. The front cover is worked in an ornate pierced floral design in the Persian Taste with lovely scalloped bottom edge and fine engravings in the back .The tiny pierced openings are concealed within the design and were intended to permit the escape of scent from a perfume soaked sponge wedged inside the front cover . " Vinaigrettes " of this sort were used by Ladies to ward off the unpleasant odours of the streets. The back cover is finely engraved & decorated in a stippled pattern suggesting Royal Fleur de Lys. When opened , the back side can Hold The photograph or the portrait of a Loved one . The two halves are separated by an Hinged bevelled Crystal Panel set in Gold. The locket hangs from a lovely Ornate bail with scrolls ornaments. It is made of Solid 18 K Yellow Gold with a hint of Rosy Colour.
The inside edges are stamped with a double French Eagle's Head Hallmark for 18 K Very Good Antique Condition besides tiny faint dings here and there consistent with age and love
It is a rare and quite unusual Locket and a high quality item with lots of attention to details , finally worked & quite Heavy in Weight : 14.8 grams total.
Dimensions : 1 inch and 5/8 without the top ring x 1 inch and 1/16 wide at widest or 4.7 cm high total including bail and loop x 2.7 cm at widest point .