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Antique Swedish 18k Engraved Locket with Intaglio

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90-1-5876

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

There's a lot going on in this small, but delightfully distinctive, Victorian locket pendant, charm or fob. The front displays a hematite intaglio depicting a Roman Centurion (or perhaps a Viking?) in profile embellished all around with artful hand engraving; the reverse is beautifully ornamented with a consummate hand-engraved design. The locket flips over by means of a decorative V-shape bracket and opens like a book to reveal a miniature photo of your loved one. 18 karat yellow gold, 1 1/4 inches by 1 inch, Swedish hallmark on loop.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 1/4 inch
Width:
1 inch
Gram Weight:
6.36 grams
Period:
Victorian

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

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