Antique Edwardian Wightman & Hough 1/4 Gold Shell Floral Engraved Locket
The front of this wonderful Edwardian locket is fully engraved with an intricate floral and garter design. The center cartouche shows the conjoined initials of CP and the back is monogrammed KLL. The locket measures 1 inch in diameter, is ultra thin and has a hidden hinge. It opens to reveal a single photo compartment complete with bezel frame and a “grandparent” photo. The locket interior is marked with the W&H Co. heart logo and 1/4 Gold Shell which means one quarter of its content is gold ...a 5X higher gold content than the typical 1/20th gold fill. The oval bail is original and is also marked ¼. Condition is very good. It closes tightly. Evidence of light normal wear can be seen when viewed closely. Circa 1910.