A superb antique Edwardian solid rose gold locket hallmarked for 1909 and manufactured by the quaintly named English firm Payton, Pepper & Sons. The locket is offered with an optional solid rose gold belcher chain which is also antique and an absolute beauty.
The locket has a pillowed profile, so it is nice and puffy. The front is engraved in a beautiful harp and fern flourish pattern against a cross hatched background with the back left plain. The interior is in remarkable, all original and unused condition. The picture rings, paper liners and clear hard plastic photo covers have never been removed and we have left them in place. The original heavy duty jump ring bale is still attached and it is hallmarked too.
The optional antique rose gold belcher chain is the perfect length at 16-1/2" (42cm), it is heavy gauge, super quality and hallmarked too. The chain links are diamond cut imparting a lovely sparkle, the end rings and clasp are soldered in place, and the rose gold is a perfect colour match to the locket.
MATERIALS: 9ct gold
MEASUREMENTS: 1-1/2" (4cm) tall measured with the bale. The locket by itself measures 1-1/4" (3cm) high, 5/8" (2.2cm) wide, 9.10mm deep. The chain measures 16-1/2" (42cm) with the links 2.25mm diameter.
HALLMARKS: Locket, '9-375' for 9ct gold, 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'K' for 1909 and 'P.P.Ltd.' for Payton, Pepper & Sons, Ltd., bale stamped '9-375' . Chain stamped '9ct' on the soldered clasp.
DATE: 1909, Edwardian
WEIGHT: locket 4.8 grams, chain 4.7 grams, total 9.5 grams
CONDITION: Both the locket and chain are in beautiful condition with light surface wear and signs of age as expected in antique pieces this age but nothing untoward. Dark areas on the photos are shadow and camera reflection. The locket closes properly with a solid snap and the hinge is in unworn. The chain is kink free and free flowing with the clasp in good working order and fastens securely.
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