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Georgian Enamel Mourning Locket - Inscribed "18 June 1800"

£395.00
SKU: 1382
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Description:

A gorgeous Georgian enamel mourning locket in 9ct Rose Gold, offered in pristine condition.

It's got to be said that Georgian jewellery has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance of late (pun intended!) and we can easily see why! It's rare, it's regal and full of sentiment.

What's more is that because of their great age Georgian lockets with glazed panels are often found damaged or with quite serious wear, so finding one like this - with no chips or scratches at all, is really very special!

This antique Rose Gold locket features a domed glazed centre and a rim of perfect glossy black and white striped enamel. Inside a lock of hair has been lovingly plaited and to the reverse the hand-engraved script "Mary Denne / obt 18 June 1800 / at 34".

At 218 years old it's one of the oldest pieces in our collection, and it looks just as stunning now as it did all those decades ago.

Item Details:

ERA:  Georgian c.1800

MEASUREMENTS: This locket measures 32mm in diameter.
Weight: 9.8g

MATERIALS: 9ct Rose Gold, Enamel, Glass, Hair  

HALLMARKS:  None present. Tested as 9ct Gold.

CONDITION:  

EXCELLENT:  This superb Georgian enamel mourning locket is a rare piece of history and is in exemplary antique condition. The black and white / cream enamel is absolutely flawless- which is incredibly rare, as is the glass centre. The quality of the braided hair and the way it's been so well looked after for all these years is a testament to the fine craftsmanship of the era. We feel blessed simply to have found it!

*This amazing slice of history was quite obviously designed as a locket we wouldn't recommend opening it, as this would spoil the beautiful hair-work inside. To look after it please keep the locket pendant away from water. Avoid moisture, high heat, extreme cold, extreme pressure, and certainly, don't wear it to the gym! Treated with care and respect there's no reason it can't be around in another 20 years to bring joy and pleasure to its keepers.

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RETURNS:

You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by simply getting in touch to let us know within 14 days of receiving it.

INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER:

This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

Please message us or call +44(0)117 925 4798 if you have any questions!

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