Vintage 9K Gold Floral Locket Pendant Etched Monogrammed
Offering a lovely 9K gold round locket pendant etched with an attractive floral and sunbeams design on the front cover and beautifully monogrammed with the initials NJG on the back cover. We have paired it with a vintage gold filled, 19 inch long chain.
SIZE Measures 21 mm diameter not including bale and 4 mm thickness. Weighs 4.4 grams.
MARKS and AGE Marked inside rim W and H Co which stands for W and H Company, Inc of Providence, Rhode Island, in business from 1943 to 1965. We believe this piece dates to the 1940s as lockets were popular during the war years. Front and back covers test as 9K gold but it is not marked as such.
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY Lockets have been used as love tokens throughout the centuries, to store a prayer to keep a loved one safe or a memento such as a locket of hair or a photo. They have a timeless and appealing design and serve as functional, wearable art.
CONDITION Softened patina on the gold but crisp etched design. Photo rims and celluloid covers intact. Closes with a secure click. Matte finish shows minimal wear. The last two photos are taken indoors in natural light. Excellent, vintage condition.