An antique, gold filled locket from the early 1900's has a beautiful angel wearing a star on her head, and grasping lilies in her hand. Her wing is exposed over her left shoulder, and each feather is outlined. The detail of this locket is incredible, and it is in excellent antique condition. The reverse side of the locket is ready to be monogrammed with your own initials, if you wish. The center of her star and the two lilies are accented with sparkling paste (high quality, hand cut leaded glass which was used in place of gemstones). The interior reveals the hallmark for a popular manufacturer of lockets during this time period, Wightman & Hough Co. from Providence, R.I. An advertisement from November 1, 1910 reads,
"An Indication of Refinement and Good Taste"
"Nothing more appropriate for the birthday, wedding or holiday gift."
"Always so endearing to the possessor because of the precious mementos or photos which it preserves."
"There's a heart in every locket." -from advertisement dated September 1, 1910
How wonderful that even after 100 years, a locket is still a perfect gift for all occasions! Whether you are giving or gifting yourself, it's a beautiful piece of jewelry that is always in style and can become a modern heirloom.
Both celluloid covers and frames to protect photos are still present
Locket measures 30mm and closes shut securely
Ready to wear with a new, 17" hand fabricated chain of freshwater pearls, crystal quartz nuggets, and rainbow moonstone
Packaged in a lovely gift box, your locket will ship with tracking. Thank you for shopping with The Bijou Babe!