Stunning Rare Victorian 15ct Gold Double Hand Painted Portrait Miniature Locket
STUNNING RARE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD DOUBLE HAND PAINTED PORTRAIT MINIATURE LOCKET. This is a Stunning rare Victorian15ct Gold Double Portrait Locket, this wonderful Locket dates to circa 1840 making it nearly 180 years old, i say 1840 but in fact it could be earlier, the double locket itself is crafted in 15 ct Gold had has the most wonderful chased and engraved decoration to both sides, you will see wonderful scroll and foliage decoration in abundance to both sides, each side has a blank cartouche, one being a sheild shape the other a heart shape, on opening this rare locket you will see a hand painted miniature portrait to both sides, one a lady in her middle years and the other a gentleman of the same age, i believe they would have been hiusband and wife, each is framed with a delicate gold entwined border, the detailing to the paintings are beautiful , i have never seen anything like this before its so beautiful, i have had a look at the pack of the ladies portrait and it appears to say portrait painter in print but i havent taken it off enough to see if i could find the artists name, the detailing is very elegant as you would expect , the quality of not only the craftsmanship is superb but also the portraits inside, this i believe would have once belonged to a wealthy lady and been worn daily , this was in a time when things were so very different, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel.
This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos as this is an extremely rare this has been tested and is 15ct gold. 2 cm height not including the loop...
The item "STUNNING RARE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD DOUBLE HAND PAINTED PORTRAIT MINIATURE LOCKET" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.