An Archaeological Revival Gold, Pearl and Turquoise Locket Pendant
St. Petersburg, circa 1885
This superbly crafted large antique Russian gold locket is decorated with filigree (twisted gold threads) in the style of ancient Greek and Etruscan jewelry.
The locket is centered with a large natural pearl (7.7 mm) surrounded by a row of bright blue channel-set calibre cut sugarloaf cabochon turquoise.
The interior of the locket is set with two miniature picture frames.
The back is stamped with 56 zolotnik gold standard (14K) with a symbol for St. Petersburg
and maker’s initials ‘AT’ in rectangular shaped stamp for Alexander Treiden, a prominent St. Petersburg jeweler of the period.
The condition of the locket is exceptional.
Length with bail – 57 mm (2 1/4 in.), w/o bail – 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Width – 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)
Weight – 27.17 grams
sold without chain