This beautiful, nineteenth century , French locket bears what I believe to be a boar's head French hallmark for 800-900 silver quality. It is accompanied by a sterling, Italian chain.
The very pretty chain is 17” (44cms) long and closes with an unusual curved ring clasp. Adjacent to that is a tag marked ‘ Italy S925’. Together with the locket it weighs 3.9 grams.
The locket measures 1” (2.5cms) long by ¾” (2cms) across.
On the front is a delicately engraved cross on a finely milled background. It has a dotted frame. The back in a similar frame is sweetly engraved with a diamond pattern.
The locket opens via two notches to reveal and empty interior. It closes firmly with a click.
This charming piece is in excellent antique condition and would make a lovely gift. It will arrive in a gift box.
French Antique Silver Cross Locket and Chain