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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 13, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Description: This is a gorgeous little Edwardian C1905 item. It is a silver locket (see markings below) that has an enamel plaque on the front with beautiful blue Forget-me-Not flowers. This plaque swings round to reveal a cut-out circle below which shows a picture through it. The locket also opens and reveals that the innerds are sprung loaded and pop up revealing a different picture which can also be viewed through the cut-out circle. It works beautifully. I am unsure if the view hole would originally have had a magnifying glass in it (currently just clear plastic). The pictures are not original, they are just some that I found purely to demonstrate how the locket works though they are Edwardian in date.

Size: 22mm (7/8ths) by 15mm (5/8ths).

Condition: T is damage to the enamel flowers (see pic) and the enamel is pitted all over, presumably caused by being hung on a charm bracelet for nearly 100 years. The flowers also swing freely, they do not stay in place. The locket closes securely and the spring mechanism works perfectly. It is all tarnished and t is slight surface wear to the silver but overall good condition for something that is quite delicate.

Markings: The suspension bale has a mark that I think is a bug or ant (page 206 of the Tardy International Silver Marks book). That would make this French which certainly fits. The locket has tested as at least 800 grade silver.

Weight: Approx 4.5 grammes.

This item will be packaged in a new plastic jewellery box and a bubble envelope. Any additional items won within 7 days of each other and paid for by one combined payment will incur no further post & packing charges so please check out my other items.

Buyer agrees to pay post & secure packing as follows;

UK First Class $2.00 (Also available are Recorded Delivery $3.40 and Special Delivery $9.60) Europe Airmail $3.40 (Also available is Signed For Airmail $10.40) USA, Canada & the Rest of the World Airmail $4.20 (Also available is Signed For Airmail $11.20)

These prices do include an insurance option which is standard Signed For Airmail (covers up to $60). Other options are available including insurance up to $1000 for an extra $4 and electronic tracking (available to some countries) available for an extra $2. Please email for further details or quotes. Certificate of posting is always obtained.

Non UK residents please note Paypal only. UK residents can pay in Sterling Pounds by UK cheque or UK postal order if preferred. Please request sterling invoice when auction ends. Any problems at all please just drop me an email.