Exquisite Victorian 15k Gold Locket Pendant w Anchor Chains Hope Motif
Exquisite Victorian 15k Gold Locket Pendant w Anchor Chains Hope Motif
Exquisite Victorian 15k Gold Locket Pendant w Anchor Chains Hope Motif
Exquisite Victorian 15k Gold Locket Pendant w Anchor Chains Hope Motif
Exquisite Victorian 15k Gold Locket Pendant w Anchor Chains Hope Motif
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Exquisite Victorian 15k Gold Locket Pendant w Anchor Chains Hope Motif

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Presented is a fantastic quality antique Victorian 15 carat gold locket pendant.
This piece dates to around the 1850s-1860s and is likely of English make. The
locket is intricately decorated with finely engraved scrollwork and applied
wirework and granulation, surrounding an anchor in chains in the center. The
interior of the locket has a glass bezel on one side, where a photo or lock of
hair could be placed. The opposite side of the locket has an inscription reading
“Sarah Greene From Her Brother Robert Turner RN of HMS Hector.”

The locket is in good overall condition. The 'barb' on one side of the anchor
on the front is missing, but it almost looks like a deliberate part of the
design. There are some slight touchups to the wirework on the back, which are
hard to notice, particularly when the locket is being worn. The locket's hinge
is in good shape, and the locket snaps shut securely.

The locket is not stamped or hallmarked but we have tested it with nitric
acid and guarantee it to be 15 carat gold. 

The locket measures about 1 ½ inches long including the bail at the top, or
about 1 1/8 by 7/8 of an inch without the bail.

The locket weighs 8.4 grams.

-jm