Edwardian 14kt Diamond Celestial Savonnette Pocket Watch Encasement Locket
A lovely celestial pocket watch encasement from the Edwardian (1910s) era! Originally a working pocket watch, the initial watch movement has since been removed and the piece can now be worn as locket pendant to hold a small trinket or photograph(s). The beautiful piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and features a celestial starburst and crescent motif on the front. The crescent moon cradles the starburst and each are hand carved into the surface and accented with approximately 0.20ctw of old Mine Cut diamonds. The front surface as well as the back are smoothly polished and a swirling engraved design encircles both sides, adding a lovely feminine touch. The savonnette style case opens from the top, the celestial side opening with a discrete tab and the back of the case opening when the ribbed winder is pressed. The inside of the encasement is marked "Warranted 14K U.S.Assay" and "B.W.C. CO." for the Brooklyn Watch Case Company. It is also stamped twice with "987219", once underneath the maker's mark and again on the inner protective disc that would fit the back of a watch movement. While there is not currently a watch movement installed, it would make a fabulous pendant, a gorgeous trinket case, or a stem-wind, lever-set watch movement could be placed inside for a functional pocket watch. Attached to a complimentary watch chain or a favorite necklace, the encasement would make a wonderful addition to any collection.
Measurements: The watch case measures approximately 1 7/8" tall by 1 3/8" wide and it is 3/8" deep. The overall weight of the piece is 13.6 grams.
Condition: The pocket watch case is in very good condition. There is some normal surface wear and a few very minor indentations on the back which are not noticeable when worn. All three hinges, the stem, and the bail are in excellent working condition.