This wonderful solid gold antique locket is a nice large size and bears desirable historical hallmarks for Chester 1914. Very much in the Art Nouveau style of the era the locket is rendered in rose and yellow gold in a rhombus shape.
Fashioned as a book the locket is engraved with pretty flourishes on the rose gold front and decorated with a yellow gold bamboo frame at the top. A scrolled bail and a large bore 9ct gold jump ring complete this lovely locket.
The locket opens at the side with a gold bead to reveal a fairly deep interior with lots of room to house a miniature note book, photo album, treasured pictures, tiny love letters or other precious keepsakes, the possibilities are endless! Wonderful locket in a rare form and wonderful to find with desirable Chester hallmarks, the assay office closed in 1962 and Chester gold is both desirable and collectible!
We have added a new 18" (46cm) rose gold vermeil (gold plated sterling silver) Belcher chain. Our chains are manufactured in the Italy and are high quality and fully hallmarked. With its elegant round links the Belcher or rolo chain is one of the most enduring antique chain styles still available today, perfect for wear with these antique lockets.
MATERIALS: 9ct yellow & rose gold
MEASUREMENTS: Stands 1-1/2" tall (40mm) including the jump ring, 1-1/8" wide (30mm) and 3.7mm deep.
DATE: 1910's, Edwardian
WEIGHT: 3.9 grams (locket only)
MARKS: Stamped on the back 'wheatsheaves & sword' for Chester, '9-375' and date letter 'O' for 1914. Stamped on the inside '9-375'
CONDITION: In excellent well cared for condition with gentle wear as to be expected in an antique piece. The hinges are in perfect order and it opens easily and closes with a solid snap.
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Antique Solid 9ct Gold Locket, Chester Hallmarks 1914. Art Nouveau Engraved Book Locket. Edwardian Photo/Keepsake/Love Letter Locket.