Late Victorian 14kt Gold Equestrian Horse Head Locket
A wonderful gold locket from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! This beautiful piece is crafted in 14kt rosy yellow gold and has the beautiful repousse image of a stately horse head on the front. The raised equestrian image is very detailed and shows the horse's head in profile, complete with lifted ears, defined musculature, and a raised bridle, and reigns. Additionally, a single sparkling old Mine Cut diamond represents the eye of the horse. The back of the piece is engraved with a set of monogrammed initials, and the locket opens to reveal a round space inside with a frame to store a special photograph. At the top of the piece is a simple gold bail, perfect for hanging from a complimentary chain. It would be wonderful for the equestrian enthusiast and would make a very special addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 3/8" long, has a 1" diameter, and measures 3/16" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, is no apparent damage to the gold horse design or bail for hanging. There is a dent on the back of the locket, where the initials are engraved, however, this is not noticeable when the piece is worn. The locket opens easily and closes securely and the diamond eye in intact.