Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival 14K Solid Gold Scallop Shield Shape Locket, Ornate Metal Work, Circa 1880s

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This fabulous antique Victorian 14K solid gold scallop shape locket was made in the 1870s-1880s. It has a classic Etruscan Revival design which strives to reclaim the glory of the ancient Italians. It is very old (over 100 years old) and still gorgeous with all the expected fine details.

The unique and intricate metal work easily reminds us of the glorious ancient construction, such as the carved entablature surrounding an ancient temple. Opening from the back, it reveals one compartment to store your photo, a lock of hair, or a love note! So precious! It still retains its original bezel and glass cover. The little baby tooth-bite marks on the the cover indicates that once upon a time the piece was possibly owned by a mother who had a young infant. The rich surface patina truly indicates the age and history this piece has gone through.

*The listing is for the locket only. The antique watch chain shown in the model picture is available through a different listing. If you need a chain, I would be happy to provide a 18" gold filled chain at no cost. The chain style varies depending on what is available in my inventory. Please send me a note at or before your checkout.

Size: It measures about 1 & 7/8" long (from top to bottom) and 1" in width (at the widest point).

Locket weight: 10.5 grams.

Metal: 14K solid gold (unmarked but professionally tested).

Condition: very good antique condition with age appropriate tarnish and wear. All components are original. A few small tooth-bite marks/dents on the back cover. The hinge and closure are in a good working condition. Please refer to all the listing pictures for the general condition.

*Price reflects a domestic shipping cost of $14, which includes tracking and insurance.