An unusual antique locket in 9ct gold. This striking piece is believed to be an art nouveau creation, with the beautiful floral and scrolled gold detailing throughout. The sizable locket has a unique shape to it, enhanced by bespoke cut onyx plaques to each side, both adorned with gold detailing. Overall, in excellent antique condition, although there are some light nibbles to the very edge of the onyx visible with magnification.
To the interior of the locket we find the original glass, behind which is some aged purple material. Whilst the glass can be removed and your own keepsakes added we have chosen to leave the piece as original and the backing intact. There is some tarnishing to the gold to the interior and we believe that one mount that holds the glass in place may be a replacement in a base metal opposed to solid gold, but this all adds to the character of this wonderful piece. We can arrange for a professional polish of the locket before shipping if preferred.
The locket opens and closes securely with a nice click, although a small gap remains when closed. Finished with a bale in rose gold, which we believe to be a later addition, and is slightly worn.
Art Nouveau Onyx Locket
Metal: 9ct gold, tested
Dimensions: 40mm x 26mm