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Antique Pietra Dura 15ct Gold Locket Pendant

Ref: N371 / LA207435

£280

$343 - €312

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Description

A charming piece of 'grand tour' jewellery. A delicate, 19th Century, Italian, oval, pietra dura mosaic is set in a glazed 15ct gold locket mount. The pretty floral decoration is very fine - which often denotes a piece from the early part of the 19th Century. The bevelled glass - a further sign of qulaity - is contained within a gold band and fits firmly. The locket compartment contains a card back to fit. The generous gold bale is marked '15ct' and 'DB' - presumably a maker's mark. The 15 carat standard and use of 'ct' would suggest that the mount itelf is English. I would date this conservatively to no later than 1870.

Overall - 53x34mm - locket compartment 37x29mm.


Measurements

Height : 53 mm

Width : 34 mm

Depth : 8 mm

Declaration

SW15Collectables has clarified that the Antique Pietra Dura 15ct Gold Locket Pendant (N371 / LA207435) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being ca 1870.

Condition

The condition is excellent for its age. The observations below are intended for completeness and transparency. There is nothing material that detracts from aesthetics or function. See photos. The locket fits well and tightly. The card insert, which may or may not be original, was once glued to the back of the stone, but is no longer attached. There is minor surface scratching to the glass and the gold which also has minor deformities, all consistent with age and normal use. The back of the mounting stone has some pitting and scratching. Visible under loupe and in magnified pictures, there may be some losses where some of the leaves and flowers join the design.

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