Antique Art Nouveau 14K Gold Scroll Border Heart Locket Pendant with Star Set Pearl. This wonderful 14 karat gold heart locket dates to the early 1900s. The exterior sports a lovely buttery Roman (matte) finish with a repousse scrolled border and a star-set pearl. The back is engraved with the name Claire in elegant flowing script. It has an era-appropriate hidden hinge. It retains one original photo rim with a replacement acetate cover over plain white paper.
The locket measures 3/4 of an inch by 7/8 of an inch tall (not including the original oval bail). Its weight is 4 grams (weighed without the photo rim and cover). The 14K mark was mis-struck and does not include the “1,” but the locket has been fully tested and is guaranteed to be 14 karat. It is in very good condition with no problems to note. I am including one of my new old stock vintage gold filled cable link necklace chains. (18 inches.) It is pristine and sturdy, and matches the locket quite well.
If you take a quick look around, you’ll note that lockets such as this have become quite hard to come by. Don’t miss the chance to own this beauty…it might be a while before you see another!