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21ct Yellow Gold Nautilus Locket - Antique Circa 1830

A stunning, fine and impressive antique 21 carat yellow gold nautilus locket with 18 carat yellow gold chain; part of our diverse antique early 19th century jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU: C3902

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21ct Yellow Gold Nautilus Locket - Antique Circa 1830


This stunning antique gold locket has been crafted in 21ct yellow gold.

The locket been modelled in the form of a nautilus shell.

Each side of the locket is embellished with filigree decoration, with twisted strands replicating the details of the shells septa.

The outer edge of each compartment is ornamented with naturalistic cluster designs, outlining the shells spiralling form.

The hinged locket opens to reveal a circular glass compartment, securing with a gold spring clip; this glass compartment is situated to the posterior of the aforementioned compacted convoluted ornamentation of the shells design.

The glass panel may be removed and replaced with a personal memento if so desired.

The posterior portion of the locket features a ring loop to either side of the hinge, each fitted with two belcher chains conjoining at a central ring loop at the shaped bale.

The locket suspends from a contemporary 18 ct yellow gold 45.72cm/18" trace chain via the textured bale.

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This impressive antique locket is exceptional quality with very sharp decoration.

The locket is an exceptional gauge of gold and is in excellent condition; the glass panel is in perfect condition.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique jewellery/estate jewelry.


Length of drop 5.7cm/2.2"

Length of pendant 3.1cm/1.2"

Width of pendant 2.8cm/1.1"

Length of chain 45.72cm/18"


10.99 grams (excluding chain)

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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