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Victorian 15ct Gold Engraved Memorial Locket Pendant With 9ct Chain


£1,750 | $2,329 USD | €2,007 EUR
Item Number: SA603146
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Argentum Antiques & Collectables
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Description: - This is a fabulous antique Victorian 15ct yellow gold memorial locket pendant with 9ct gold chain. The plain polished oval locket with interior glazed compartment, is suspended from a trace-link chain with clasp stamped '9' to denote 9 carat gold. As was common for the period, the locket is unhallmarked, and has been tested, and confirmed to be 15ct fineness. The locket has the following inscription, 'In Memory Of A. R. Chute, 90th Regt, 23rd Feby, 1858'.
A. R. Chute is listed as a Lieutenant in the Records of the 90th Regiment (Perthshire Light Infantry), a Scottish light infantry regiment of the British Army known as the 'Perthshire Volunteers'. Following the end if its involvement in the Crimean War, the regiment embarked for India in February 1857, to help suppress the Indian Rebellion. An extract from the Records of the regiment reports that it came under prolonged attack from the mutineers at Alum Bagh on 21st February, 1858; 'They kept up their fire during the night... Our loss, in all, amounted to five men killed, and thirty-five officers and men wounded'. It is possible that Chute died as a result of this attack.
Date: - Circa 1858.
Period: - Mid 19th Century.
Engraving: - The locket is engraved 'In Memory Of A. R. Chute, 90th Regt, 23rd Feby, 1858'.
Maker: - Unknown.
Measurement: - The locket measures 4.3 cm height (including bale loop) x 2.6 cm width x 0.4 cm depth. The chain measures approximately 54.6cm (21.5 inches) in length.
Weight: - The locket weighs 14.2 grams / 0.46 troy ounces. The chain weighs 6.1 grams / 0.20 troy ounces.
Item No: - 1302.
Condition: - The locket is in good antique condition. Light surface scratches and wear to the gold commensurate with age. The central old cut diamond has good clarity and sparkle. The locket compartment opens and closes securely. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.

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