ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 15K GOLD AMETHYST HAIR MEMENTO LOCKET PENDANT c1880
An antique English, solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) pendant; beautifully made, with an applied chain-link border, an applied buckle motif to one side, and set with a high-rounded pale amethyst cabochon, hinging open to reveal an inner glass locket holding an old hair memento (easily changed out).
Lovely quality, most distinctive & very collectible...so wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear & shallow denting commensurate with age and use. Applied buckle design a little worn - see pictures. Small chip to inner amethyst. Hinge & closure good.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 33 x 23 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 12.7 grams.