Victorian 10kt Enamel Floral Motif "Regard" Locket
An incredible "Regard" locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful and decorative piece is crafted in 10kt gold. A wonderful enameled design covers the surface, complete with a pastel floral motif at the center, and a royal blue Roman key pattern along the border. The word "REGARD" is spelled across the front, adding a lovely sentimental charm to the already beautiful design. Fine engraved accents and applied gold flourishes add further decoration to the surface, and a an intricate etched pattern covers the back. The locket opens to reveal space to store a special photograph inside behind a removable glass frame. At the top is a simple ring bail, perfect for hanging the piece from a favorite chain. This beautiful locket is rich in history, and would make a wonderful gift or special keepsake piece for the antique jewelry lover!
Measurements: The piece hangs 1 1/2" in total length, including the bail at the top. The oval-shaped locket measures 1 1/8" tall, 7/8" wide, and 3/8" thick.
Condition: The locket remains in good antique condition, but shows some signs of normal surface wear to the back. The enameled motif remains in excellent condition, with no significant chips or surface scratches. The bail at the top is secure and intact. The locket opens easily and fastens securely shut. There is a natural patina on the surface of the gold setting, which is normal for antique jewelry, and adds to its unique appearance. A very fine seam in the gold backing of the locket has recently been sealed with jeweler's epoxy, which is not noticeable when the piece is worn.