Georgian Padlock Brooch

Georgian Padlock Locket Brooch c.1800

SKU: BR084
£1,500.00Price

A fabulous Georgian padlock locket brooch.

 

The locked which is designed as a padlock is set with seed pearls and fancy goldwork 'suns' around the edge.

 

The locket section encloses gold ropework initials 'RMW' against a silk backing.  The 'padlock' has a ropetwist top and 2 small chains attached ending in a heart and a cross indicating faith and charity.  There is a pendant loop and a brooch fitting to the reverse.  

 

The brooch has a later insciption dated 'Jan 17th 1908'.  This unusual piece may have originally been a Georgian betrothal gift and then again later in 1908.  It is in wonderful condition.

 

Price Code: C, £1000 - £2500

Era: Georgian, 1714 - 1837

Measurements: Length 2.8cm; Width 2.1cm; Weight  4.8g;

Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests 15ct gold

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