Early 1900s to c1920s Sterling and 14k Gold Locket
The locket is hallmarked inside with the JEB Co insignia (James E Blake, USA 1899 to 1936) Sterling, 953 1/2, 14k and patent applied. See last photo (this is a photo prop only and does not form part of the sale).
The locket is a square shape with a chased design back and front with 14k gold stripes in different gold colours. The locket opens and closes securely. You can adhere photos inside. The front monogram has been engraved in old script which I cannot decipher. A competent engraver may be able to override this with your own initial or name. Looks more like an adornment or pattern then an initial.
The locket is in very good condition with no dings or dents. The locket is 3.5cms by 3.5cms not including bail and add your own sterling chain, The locket weighs 15.3 gms. All measurements and weights are approximate only..
White metals were all the rage at this time as was filigree. Jewellery makers used a Rhodium overlay to keep the pieces shiney and bright (Pure Rhodium is too brittle to use in jewellery) Rhodium is the most epensive metal in the world even outranking Platinum and Palladium.