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Edwardian 9ct Gold Back & Front Heart Shaped Locket with Paste Set Swallow Motif

47R
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A very pretty 9ct gold back and front heart shaped locket that was made circa 1910. The term “9ct Back & Front” and silver setting means that the paste is set in silver, the front and back are 9ct gold and the inner frames and hinges are metal. The edges have repousse work and the top has a lovely scrollwork design. It has a swallow with a branch of flowers on one side set with two garnets and white paste. It opens to reveal two areas for photographs. The swallow was considered daring, risk-seeking, and a symbol of change for good in the future. It also meant “Everlasting love” and “loyalty” as swallows mate for life. What a lovely sentiment to pass on to someone that you love and perfect as a Valentine’s present

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold Paste

Hallmarks

Marked 9ct Back & Front Silver setting

Measurements

Height 2.5cm
Width 2cm

Item Number

47R

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