Victorian 9ct Solid Gold Locket Seal Pendant
A gorgeous and simple seal from the mid Victorian period, dated Birmingham 1871. The seal is made from solid 9ct gold and is not gold cased as many of these are. It has a pretty scroll design to the top and a plain gold bottom, which is hinged to reveal a locket within. There is a single frame that can be removed to place your photo behind and the closure hinges perfectly keeping in place with a satisfying click. The piece makes a beautiful statement when worn on a longer 9ct gold chain.
There is a little damage to one edge of the locket, please see the last picture above. You can see the gold beneath where the locket has been sent into the decorative gold top. Not only is this piece fully hallmarked, it has also been tested in this area to ensure that it certainly is solid gold and not gold cased. This small piece of damage does not detract from the beauty of the piece and the gold has a lovely warm glow.
Materials - 9ct Gold (fully hallmarked)
Age - Dated Birmingham 1871
Size - The seal measures approx 28mm high by 22mm wide on the base. The locket is 22mm by 19mm.
Condition - Very good. Please see notes above regarding one edge.
Weight - 6.56g