Victorian Swivel Front Locket Brooch

$ 845.00

  • Early Victorian turquoise and pearl locket brooch with swivel front.
  • Brooch made from bicolor rose and yellow gold. 
  • The front of the brooch swings to the side to reveal an oval shaped beveled glass compartment.  The decorative front snaps securely into place. 
  • The glass locket compartment is accessed through a hinged glass panel  on the reverse of the brooch. 
  • Brooch is set with turquoise glass balls (2mm) and seed pearls (1.5mm). 
  • Brooch measures 3 3/4" l x 1 5/8" w x 5/8" d. The glass locket compartment measures 1" x 1 1/4". 
  • The brooch is in very good antique condition, showing expected signs of wear.  The lower drop pendant has a small solder repair and there are spots where a hinged bail and additional dangles may have been attached originally. 
  • Brooch is unmarked.  The body tests as 9kt gold and the decorative elements as 15kt gold. Brooch weighs 28.0 grams.
  • Made in England circa 1840s -1880s 
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