PAIR ANTIQUE FRENCH 14K GOLD SEPIA & HAIR WORK MINIATURE MOURNING LOCKETS c1780
PAIR ANTIQUE FRENCH 14K GOLD SEPIA & HAIR WORK MINIATURE MOURNING LOCKETS c1780. A pair of antique solid 14 carat gold (test thereabouts) double-sided mourning lockets; one for wear as a brooch, the other as a pendant, and both with glasses to each side holding finely hand-painted sepia & hair work miniatures, including: a plinth topped with a winged hourglass reading'Unis Pour Toujours' -'United For Always', under a weeping willow; a river scene involving reeds and butterflies around an Ouroboros snake (symbolising eternity) circling the initials'JPF ACF B'; an urn-topped plinth, under a weeping willow and surrounded by cypress trees, reading'Resle Cherie'? Sweetheart; and a vignette depicting reeds around the same initials'JPF ACF B'. A wonderful pair of Georgian mourning items... Most intriguing, fabulously collectable & so wearable! CONDITION : All original and very good. Slight signs of wear through age & use. Shallow denting here & there.
Some slight displacement to locket contents - see pictures. One glass a little loose, easily secured.
Pendant bail possibly an old addition. DIMENSIONS : Both 38 x 33 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter. All orders are sent professionally packed & fully insured for your peace of mind! Please don't forget VAT is payable on all items apart from gold coins! See below for further details. The item "PAIR ANTIQUE FRENCH 14K GOLD SEPIA & HAIR WORK MINIATURE MOURNING LOCKETS c1780" is in sale since Tuesday, April 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "nalfie" and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Metal Purity: 15k