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Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840

This charming, petit silver locket and antique chain is French, circa 1840. It is unusual in form, a shield, and has a lovely combination of silver (800) and rose gold detailing. The rose gold finish is known as vermeil, a gold wash over silver.

The locket opens to reveal a glass, bezel set enclosure that can house a lock of hair or momento. The locket interior opens from the bottom and has its own hinge, also unique.

I believe the shield shape is symbolic of protection. It has a design on both sides of the locket. One side has a cartouche, or medallion, that can be engraved. The reverse has a raised, detailed wreath symbolic of eternity, a circle without a beginning or end. Perhaps the locket was given as a symbol of protection, and everlasting life/love.
The perimeter of the locket is accented in rose gold, contrasting beautifully with the engraved silver. The central medallion also is a pale rose gold.

The locket measures 3/4 inches long without the "O" ring and 1 1/8th with the top ring. It measures 3/4 inches across. Condition is very good with the slightest of wear in the medallion seen under close scrutiny. It retains a silver guarantee stamp on the "O" ring which is quite worn. The silver content professionally tested .

Lovely, unusual in form, and symbolic.
France, circa 1840.

Item ID: 2375


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver/gold, Size: Small

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Petite Antique French Silver Vermeil Locket Circa 1840

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