Grand Victorian Rose Gold Heart Pendant Locket
A mirror to the soul with a surface so polished it reflects the world around you, this superb large and weighty antique rose gold heart locket opens to reveal an inner compartment. It has its original portrait miniature painted on card within (but can be easily removed if desired).
A fine military gentleman, he is portrayed in his traditional British red coat and sporting a bushy mustache, even military pins of silver stags. The inner rim and glass are still present. Very sleek, the highly polished surface feels silky and cool to the touch.
Condition: The gold heart is excellent with light overall wear, closes tight and secure. The miniature portrait is in good condition it is warped when removed and has some surface imperfections - a scratch to the paint and another small area of loss. The glass edges are uneven and chipped but do not show when within the inner frame.
Measurements: Weight of 22.8 grams with inner rim and without the glass or miniature portrait. Width is 1 13/16 inches at the widest (4.7 cm) and 2 1/16 inches tall without the top bale (5.1 cm) and 2 3/16 with (5.5 cm).
Date: Circa 1880 and English in origin.