Kensington House Antiques and Sterling Silver Kensington House
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1476644
Kensington House Antiques
A very fine and rare Georgian locket in the “giardinetti” style featuring an oval rock crystal compartment bordered in gold completely surrounded by silver leaves and flowers set with 117 rose cut diamonds in closed-back settings typical of the period. The matching bail is in the form of a countess’ coronet. This piece is a very rare survival from the Georgian period. Tested and guaranteed silver and 18K. The bail is stamped with illegible hallmarks.
  • Origin: probably France, ca 1780
  • Condition: excellent, a few minor scratches on the back crystal and a small nick to an interior edge of the front crystal
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 2-7/16” (including bail)
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .59 carat
  • Weight: 14.2 grams