Antique Victorian yellow gold filled rhinestone paste locket pendant necklace 1874 signed RB MacDonald Little Beatrice in PHENOMENAL CONDITION. Measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/16". Hand engraved floral design on the front accented by 6 round faceted 2mm diameter clear rhinestone and red ruby pastes. These are all the original stones to the mounting. The locket has a lovely softly frosted satin finish. Opens to reveal great old hallmarks and maker marks. On the left side near the edge "PAT FEB 10 '03" (refers to the design patent). On the right side a fun and clever miniature rebus from the manufacturer- "RBM 1874" (refers to the year the company was founded), an engraved bee, and "Atrice". Bee + Atric = Beatrice! The locket still has the original bezel on the inner left side. With an extra long 24" plain curb link yellow gold filled chain with spring ring clasp. The clasp is hallmarked "12K" and the jump ring is marked "CACO 1/20 12K". In outstanding condition, really well cared for, looks like it was not worn and just stored away for decades, like time stood still! Circa early 1900s.
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About the maker: R.B. MacDonald & Company, Inc.- Attleboro, Massachusetts. Founded 1874, makers of 8, 10, 18k gold-filled photo cases, emblem goods, medallions, lockets, bar pins, beauty pins, neck chains, crosses, tie clasps, 10k lockets, emblem buttons, baby crosses, 10k gold front crosses and men's lockets. Last listing found was 1922. Trademarks include: R.B.M., Beatrice, Alvurtes, R.B.M 1874 (bee) Atrice, 1874 R.B.M. Atrice.
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