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antique 18K gold locket

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Lovely antique 18-carat gold, miniature, and pearls locket.


This lovely pendant, in neo-Louis XVI style, is inspired by the 18th century. This period was fashionable in the 19th century under the influence of Empress Eugenie, who made no secret of her admiration for Marie-Antoinette.

What does the miniature represent? Is it an innocent genre painting of three young people? Or is it a much more daring scene from the rich iconography of prostitution? On closer inspection, it seems that the miniature depicts a matchmaker throwing a young woman into the arms of a young man.

It's up to you how you interpret this little painting.

An original 18K gold locket in excellent condition.


  The jewels will be sent on the 23rd of april 2024

Insured shipment with delivery against signature.

  All jewelery is examined and guaranteed by an expert gemologist who is qualified from Gem-A (FGA)

FGA: English Association of Gemmology

• Old souvenir pendant in 18-cart gold (eagle head hallmarks) miniature and pearls.

• gems: pearls

• Period: 19th century

• Dimensions of the pendant: approximately 4.3 cm x 3 cm (without the bail)

• Weight of the jewel: 17 grams with the glass

• Note: tiny defect on the back of the medallion (visible in the photos). Very good state

• Jewel selected and controlled by an FGA gemologist

• Do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to advise you as best as possible.


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