Russian silver-gilt and enamel triptych locket

£3,500

This charming Russian locket is crafted from gilded silver and opens to reveal a triptych of enamel plaques depicting Orthodox Christian subjects.

 

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Description

This wonderful locket opens to reveal a triptych of enamel plaques. The locket is crafted from silver-gilt, and its external surfaces are inscribed in cursive Cyrillic script, with the central section of the lock engraved with a representation of the cross. The enamel plaques depict the Annunciation, a Russian Orthodox patriarch figure, and a depiction of Chris. The top of the locket features a loop mount for a necklace.

The silver is stamped ‘84’, indicating 87.5% silver purity.

When open: Height 5cm, width 11cm, depth 1cm
When closed: Height 5cm, width 4cm, depth 1cm

Details

Country of Origin
Russian
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Christian, Religious, Russian Interest
Material
Enamel, Silver-gilt
Colour
Gold, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
5 cm / 2 inches
Width
11 cm / 4.3 inches
Depth
1 cm / 0.4 inches

Reference:
7363

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