An enchanting piece of history, this ornate Georgian locket contains a fine portrait miniature of a gentleman painted in watercolour in astonishing detail, behind a glass panel set within a beautiful ornately chased gold frame of flowers and foliage.
- Crafted in 14/15ct gold (tested)
- Reverse with vacant glass locket
- Dates to circa 1820
- In excellent condition with light marks and scratches consistent with age. Pendant loop swivels so it sits well when worn on a chain.
- Total length 64mm x width 39mm
- Free shipping worldwide and returnable for a full refund – see policy.
- Layaway available - reserve with a 30% deposit and pay in instalments. Please enquirefor further details.
This piece was made circa 1820 during the Georgian era, a period in English history defined by the reign of Kings George I – George IV, from 1714 to 1830. Heavily chased floral designs were a hallmark of 1820-30s design. Portrait miniatures were at their most prolific during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, remaining highly popular until the development of photography in the mid-19th century, and held a prominent place in the emotional and social life of the day.
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