The pattern on both sides of this late Georgian locket was made using a decorative technique called "engine-turning." Engine turning employs a tool called a rose lathe to create either a geometric or floral pattern on metal. This pinchbeck locket features crisp patterning on both sides with a foliate frame rendered in high relief. The interior holds a single locket compartment which likely once held a lock of hair but is now empty.
pinchbeck, glass, new 14k gold chain
1 1/8" length including the bale, 3/4" width, 18" chain
1714 — 1837
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.