A delightful antique Georgian locket with a pretty floral enamelled and engraved insert front and keepsake holder back. C1820
Fashioned in unmarked 15ct gold, this sweet locket has the unmistakable Georgian heavily embossed edging to both sides and an appealing, original, large jump ring with similar patterning. All parts have been carefully tested and, except for the circular rear glass retainer, show results for 625/1000 or 15ct gold which was often utilised during this period. Full height is around 1 1/4 inches.
The cute floral insert to the front has a background of black enamel to act as a foil for the single forget-me-not flower with it's five blue dotted petals. There are a couple of scratches to the black enamel but these are not particularly detrimental Leaves,stem and petal edges are finely detailed with tooled dots and dashes. This whole to a gold frame of wavy design.
At the back is what I believe to be a silver gilt retainer and a glass cover to what is now an empty keepsake holder lined with black fabric. Could now be used for a small photo or more faithfully for a curl of hair or dried flowers??
Thanks for looking, hope you love it!
Memorial Antique Georgian 15ct Gold Enamel Locket