Victorian 14kt Enameled Hand & Cross Locket
A wonderful locket from the Victorian (ca1890) era! This lovely piece is oval in shape and made of 14kt yellow gold and has a detailed enamel design on the front. The religious-inspired picture, which is hand painted with intricate detail, depicts a hand holding up a book, most likely a bible. A black cross hanging from a strand of rosary beads hangs in between, completing the illustration. Surrounding the enamel image is an elaborately engraved design, adding incredible detail to the already beautiful locket. The back of the locket displays a gorgeous engine-turned design with a smooth oval center. The piece hangs from a gold bail and opens to reveal a glass covered space for your two favorite photographs. It's a beautiful Victorian piece that would look perfect worn hanging from a gold chain and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1 5/8" long, is 1" wide, and is 3/16" thick.
Condition: The locket has some signs of wear due to age (please refer to the pictures), and is therefore sold as-is. There are some small dents in the gold along the edge of the locket, and a few small dings to the back, which are minor and not noticeable when worn. The locket opens and closes securely, and remains in good wearing condition. The enamel image is in excellent condition, free of any apparent chips or scratches. The bail is secure and intact.