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Antique Slide and Locket Necklace OOAK

$205.00

Antique Slide and Locket Necklace OOAK

$205.00

Description

This one-of-a-kind necklace features an antique slide and watch fob/locket, circa 1890, on an antique watch chain.  The locket has an inset rhinestone on the front and a cursive monogram on the back [it looks like it is "EJ"].  It hangs from an antique gold filled slide charm with an etched starburst design and embedded glass pearl.

Details

  • locket is a 3/4" square
  • necklace is 16" long with a 2" extender

Materials

  • gold-filled spring ring clasp
  • antique gold-filled chain
  • antique gold-filled locket and slide charm

Origin Story

The inside of the locket is etched "S.K.M. & CO, " the maker's mark of S.K. Merrill & Company, Providence, Rhode Island, established by Sylvester K. Merrill in 1871.  SKM produced jewelry until 1915.

The 19th century witnessed many visible comets, including the well known Halley’s comet and Comet Tebbutt, also known as “The Great Comet of 1861”.  These events inspired jewelry design throughout the Victorian era.  This necklace features two etched starburst motifs.  The locket's etching suggests the arc of a comet along with the starburst.