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Large 18ct Gold Victorian Heart Shaped With Black Enamel & Natural Split Pearls “Forget Me Not” Flower By Edwin Streeter

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This is a really impressive large 18ct gold memorial locket with black enamel and a motif on the front of a “Forget me not” flower set with natural split pearls.The top loop is also enamelled and set with pearls.

It was made by Edwin William Streeter (1834-1923) who worked for Harry Emanuel before setting up on his own account in 1867/8 in Conduit Street. He moved in 1873 to Harry Emanuel’s old premises in New Bond Street where he described himself as ‘Diamond merchant, Goldsmith, Jeweller, Watchmaker’. He took a particular interest in precious stones. Although he announced his retirement in 1884 and sold off much of his stock, he did not retire but admitted partners into his business which was now restyled Streeter & Co and became a limited liability company in 1895 as Streeter & Co Ltd.

By 1904 E W Streeter finally retired and the premises and goodwill were transferred to the United Investment Corporation and the remaining stock was sold at Christie’s.

This locket, made in 1874, is a good example from the early days in Streeter’s career.

Written by Olly Gerrish

Very impressive and large!

Order before 4pm and receive for FREE tomorrow, Tue 17th July, before 1pm
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
MeasurementsHeight from top of loop to base 6.5 cm
From top of heart to base 4.8 cm
Width 4.2 cm
ConditionVery Good, cracked glass to interior
Hallmarks18 (for 18ct gold)
Engraved inside "In memory of may 18th 1874" with hair inset and a monogram
Maker's mark E.W.S
ProvenanceEnglish

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