A delightful antique 18ct gold locket dating to the late Victorian era circa 1890.
Both sides of the locket are ornately embellished, the front bears a symbolic Anchor with a ships rope encircling it fully. The back shows a detailed floral design and a cartouche inscribed with the simple and poignant devotional - ‘A to B’.
Crafted in 18ct gold which has been further ‘bloomed’ or ‘coloured’ (an old English term for a higher carat finish to the outside of a piece) giving this sentimental piece of antique jewellery a rich and buttery high(er) carat gold hue.
“The anchor symbolizes hope, steadfastness, calm and composure. It also can symbolise security in one or more uncertain experiences of life, such as sea voyages, one's fate after death, and the vagaries of fortune”.
2.6cm X 2.2cm
Tested via XRF as 18ct
Very good antique condition. Open and closes securely. Tiny hole to top or anchor point, hard to see without magnification. Slight slimming to top loop where chain threads, plenty of life left yet. No rims or glass panels inside locket. Top jump ring is small so will only allow a fine chain.