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Sale Price: $6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00
  Stock #958

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Gold Enamel and Diamond Locket Attributed to E Fontenay
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Sale Price: $6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00

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This is an absolutely gorgeous and fine 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Enamel Locket, attributed to Eugene Fontenay, one of France’s foremost 19th Century Jewelers, Circa 1860. The locket is unsigned, but many of Fontenay’s pieces were not signed until the late 1860’s. Eugene Richet, who was a well know miniaturist and painted Fontenay’s plaques used in his jewelry, probably enameled this particular locket. The rose cut diamonds surrounding the plaque are typical of Fontenay’s designs. The granulated and rope style appliqués on the locket are of extremely fine quality and execution. This locket is of extraordinary quality and is a true “showstopper” piece of jewelry. The enamel plaque and gold mount are in Excellent Condition. Height: 2 1/4 Inches. Diameter of circular locket: 1 1/2 Inches.