A late Victorian locket featuring the sun - positioned off center - with undulating rays shining in all directions. The locket is marked “back to front” which is a clever way of economizing on precious metal costs and means that the exterior is gold but the interior is base metal. Hangs on a new 14k gold chain.
9k gold back & front (marked), base metal interior, new 14k gold chain
Very good - missing lenses
1" length including the bale, 1/2" width, 18" chain
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1837 — 1901
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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.