Fine Antique Georgian Regency 9ct Gold Locket Fob Lion Bloodstone Carnelian For Sale
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This is a wonderful FOB or pendant LOCKET in tested 9ct gold case, having a superb mounted gilt LION atop and having bloodstone and carnelian tablets inset.
I believe this fabulous item dates from the first half of the 19th Century, possibly early Victorian but I think more likely to be late Georgian/Regency/William era.
It is a sizable piece, measuring 4 cms X 2.15 cms, weighing a substantial 15.9 grams.
There is an inner gilt carcass to give this strength but the outer locket section and borders are tested gold, minimum 9ct, rather like the old 'front & back' construction.
The 3 dimensional LION appears to be gilded, possibly on silver, but definitely not solid gold.
The locket opens to reveal a deep space for keeping any number of a variety of keepsakes from pills to potions! It could house photographs but there are no retaining rims or glazed sections.
To one side is an armorial shield-shaped tablet of genuine bloodSTONE, to the other, Carnelian.
This was possibly, originally, a CHATELAINE piece, or a large, pocket watch Albert chain fob. That would date it to the MID 19th Century if that's the case.
Whichever, considering that this is 150-180 years old, it is in a good condition.
The gold casing around the hinge is wearing thin but this is still robust and this snaps shut securely and firmly. There are some tiny nibbles to the end of the agates but these are barely perceptible and in no way significantly detract from what is a unique and charming piece.
It would make a stunning LOCKET pendant!
Guaranteed to delight, not just the lucky recipient, but all who will undoubtedly admire and covet it.
Last offer will win, no matter HOW small it may be!
NB: Unfortunately I do NOT have a suitable chain for this item. The example shown here is a base metal chain for illustration/photographic purposes only. It is, of course, ready to hang on a chain of your choosing.
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