Victorian Edwardian Gold Filled GF Star Paste Watch Fob Locket Pendant
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Gold filled setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Paste stones are gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp.
* Clasp is secure and locket snaps shut.
* One original photo frame is in place with no glass or plastic inserts.
* Bale is secure and original.
Era Late Victorian / Edwardian
Length 1" excluding bale
Width Just under 1"
Mark See photo
Weight 7 grams
Material Tests for gold-filled, glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Marked and made by the Wightman & Hough company based in Rhode Island.
* Square shape and style of bale indicates locket was used on watch chain originally.
* Chased striping and star motif has a nice sheen and shimmers across the front.
On Figurals. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain times, Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.
On Repousse. Repousse is a technique used on metals that results in a three-dimensional, sometimes hollow or open back design. The maker hammers the metal from one side, to form a three-dimensional design on the other. Repousse dates from ancient civilizations yet the technique is found in a wide variety of fine jewelry even today.