SOLD Edwardian 9ct Gold Plain Family Locket
An absolutely beautiful locket from the Edwardian period, dated Birmingham 1906. The locket is made from solid 9ct gold and has a hinged front and back that both open to reveal another central panel that swivels. The locket would hold four photographs; one in the front hinged panel, one in the back hinged panel and two resting back to back in the centre. The locket appears to be all original and has all of the frames that can be removed to place the photos behind. It is hallmarked throughout, with a full hallmark on the inside front, and other 9ct hallmarks (.375 9) in various places (notably back panel and bail). The central swivel panel has the word 'Patent' embossed in the side; evidently this design has been patented in the past.
This locket is a lovely and rare example in excellent condition. It is wonderful to have a plain back and front meaning that it could be engraved if desired. It hangs on a period 9ct gold chain measuring approx 18" that is also beautiful quality.
Materials - 9ct Gold (fully hallmarked throughout)
Age - Dated Birmingham 1906
Size - The locket measures approx 28mm long by 18mm wide excluding the bail. The bail adds approx 8mm to the length
Condition - Very good. Two minor dings around the outside, one at the top, one at the bottom. Noted for accuracy only and not noticeable at all.
Weight - Locket 6.5g. Total with chain 9.87g