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This Antique locket is simply of Awesome design & styling -
it is simply stunning! It features a fabulous chased design combining the Yellow Gold hued body and central
Sunflower with Green Gold hued
foliate elements. The combination of smooth, shiny and textured finishes and
the intricacy of the design is simply stunning and catches the light at every
turn! The pictures really do provide the best description of all.
The back is plain and void of a monogram which is very rare for
a locket from its era. Inside are both original frames and it is suspended from the
original thick ribbed bail 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 Purity: the outer surface of the locket tested positive
for 12 carat gold
including fancy bail
Weight: a very hefty 31.5 grams!
Near MINT condition! 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 I doubt it has even been used and has been kept tucked away
safely! The chain is NOT included however suitable chains are available for purchase.