This guilloche enamel locket has a beautifully done hand painted shaded pink rose on it's surface. Accenting the rose are two small red flowers and several shaded green leaves. The floral artistry is on top of a circular white guilloche background of gentle ripples radiating out from the center of the locket. The backside of the locket is un-patterned sterling.
The silver is in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, scratches, abrasions or repairs. The backside shows that all over common soft scuffing found on vintage and antique used silver. The hinge looks to be original and is in smooth working order. The locket has a firm closure. The interior contains what appears to be an original photo rim. If you remove the rim to insert your own photo be sure to keep the top at the top and bottom at the bottom. Rims were hand crafted in this time period to fit each individual locket. The rim is a hair loose but when I lightly shake the locket the rim stays inserted. There is some form of an older plastic photo cover. The chain appears to be the original and shows no evidence of repairs. It has a working spring ring closure.
The enamel is in excellent original condition with no cracks, chips, nicks, abrasions, nasty scratches or repairs. With close inspection where the white enamel meets the sterling rim you can find some minute pits from blown out impurities. There is also a hair of roughness at the enamel edge next to the hinge most likely caused during hinge assembly. The floral is hand painted with lovely workmanship and numerous shades. It shows no evidence of any repairs.
There are sterling marks on the spring ring and the locket's bale. The locket measures 1 3/16" in diameter and would contain a 1" in diameter photo. The chain is 22" long stretched out in a straight line.
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