Horseshoe Pendant Locket Gold Quartz 10k Gold Watch Chain Antique Victorian c1860.

Magpie

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Unusual fantastic antique 10ct yellow gold watch chain set with gold quartz, the natural form of gold, with a charming lucky horseshoe pendant locket fob dating from the mid Victorian period. May be west coast of America in origin.
The gold has been tested as there are no gold marks. The larger links are set with gold quartz back & front, 1 section has a crack to the middle, & the edges are a little untidy, none of which in my opinion detracts from the charming chain.
To the one end of the chain is a dog clip clasp, again the gold has been tested as there are n gold marks.. This clasp is secure with a good spring.
The horseshoe locket is also not marked, set with gold quartz to the front, the rear is plain. Good hinge to open & the locket snaps shut securely. Inside the lens & slip is present. The locket will is a single, i.e. takes 1 photo. The gold quartz to the front is again slightly uneven to the edges, but this is possibly due to the natural form of the stone rather than damage, please see the pictures.
Simply charming & very unusual.
Length 22.7 cm or 8.9 inches.
Width of chain 0.7 cm or 0.2 inches.
Size of horseshoe locket 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.5 cm or 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.2 inches.
Weight 28.5 grams or 17.8 penny weight.

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