This Antique locket is simply of Awesome design & styling -
it is simply stunning! It features a fabulous repousse design combining the Yellow Gold hued body with Green Gold hued foliate elements.
Sparkling brilliant paste stones accent the arced elements. This design is intricately
detailed adding to the dimensional decoration to great effect. The pictures
really do provide the best description of all.
The back is engraved with the monogram that appears to be JLP. Inside
are both original frames and it is suspended from a thick jump ring ready for a
chain to be added.
It has the silky smooth feel
usually only associated with solid carat gold and expected of quality
Era: Victorian/Art Nouveau c1900
Trademark: SKM inside a shield
Maker: S. K. Merrill & Company which operated from 1840
Construction: Gold Filled or Gold Shell - unmarked
Gold Content: the outer surface of the locket tested positive
for 12 carat gold
including fixed ring
Weight: 7.5 grams
Near MINT condition! The
only detail stopping me from referring to it as Mint is the fact it is engraved
with a lovely monogram, typical of the era in which it was manufactured. There is no
damage, repairs, dents or wear and I am hope the pictures show just how impressive
this really is. The combination of the green
and yellow gold hues is amazing and not a combination commonly seen. For a
locket its age it is just fabulous and just perfect for gift giving!