This pretty and unusual locket pendant is made from 10kt gold and is from the turn of the Century, c1900. The pendant was once a lock for a bracelet and has been converted to a pendant beautifully by a skilled jeweller. It is made in the shape of a handbag or purse and the lower half of the purse opens to reveal a secret cavity, probably used to hold a momento or lock of hair. There is a pretty envelope detail on the front that has wonderful floral gold etching across it. A simple and unusual locket.
This locket will come on an 18" 14kt gold fill chain.
Materials - 10kt Gold (tested)
Age - C1900
Size - 24mm long from the top of the handle to the bottom of the purse, 16mm wide
Condition - Good. A small line dent on the back. Noted for accuracy. Signs of an original hallmark have rubbed with age.
Weight - 4.6g