A beautiful locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This lovely heart-shaped piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and has a beautiful winged cherub on the front. The picture is hand painted with an enamel surface and has wonderful and intricate detail. The vibrant colored enameled cherub is deep in thought while gazing up at the heavens, and beautiful etched design frames the portrait. Black enamel tracery creates a lovely scrolled design within the border, while the back of the locket is smooth gold. The piece hangs from a gold bail and the locket opens to reveal a glass covered space two favorite photographs. It's a beautiful Victorian piece that would look perfect worn as a pendant or hanging from a bracelet. It would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1 1/8" long, is 3/4" wide, and is 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold or etched design and the painted enameled portrait is in excellent condition. The locket closes easily and securely.