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Post by geraintwoolford February 21st 2021, 6:40 pm

I have this pretty locket which has the stam0 270 Gold on it. I have tried to photograph it but not very successfully, but with my Loupe it is definitely 270 GOLD.  I cannot find any reference to this , can anyone assist please with what carat of gold it is and what age it would be. Thank YouLocket marked 270 Gold 0744a10
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Post by NaomiM February 21st 2021, 8:24 pm

Possibly 970 mark for mexican silver, and gold plated.

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Post by geraintwoolford February 21st 2021, 8:28 pm

Thank you for that but it is definitely 270, and I am almost certain that it is Gold and not plated.
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Post by user9318 February 22nd 2021, 8:49 am

The smallest fineness for gold is 375 = 9ct, in my opinion, these marks are not indicating the item is made of gold.
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Post by NaomiM February 22nd 2021, 2:10 pm

Does it open? Maybe the hinge style would date it

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Post by geraintwoolford February 22nd 2021, 2:22 pm

Hello, Yes it does open here is a photo of the hinge Locket marked 270 Gold Hinge10
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Post by Grumpy Grandad February 22nd 2021, 10:55 pm

Is that green colour verdigris? If so, it's gold plated copper. Probably late Victorian judging by the decoration. The 270 might refer to the thickness of the gold plate. It's possibly a very thin layer of rolled gold rather than a 'dipped' electro-plating.
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Post by geraintwoolford February 25th 2021, 3:27 pm

Thanks for your responses, no it's not verdigris, it's just filthy dirty. I will give it a clean.
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