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VICTORIAN OVAL MOURNING LOCKET CIRCA 1870

$ 1,200

The front of this striking oval locket bears a raised cartouche highlighted with opaque black enamel, and featuring a crown at the top and a heart to the bottom. A simple but telling use of symbols that the person honored within were king and queen of the wearer’s heart. The rear panel is hand engraved with stylized arum leaves framing a plain space for initials. The interior retains both fine rope twist bezels and the original touching photographs of a well dressed man & beautifully coiffed woman, the identities of whom are now lost to us.

 

JEWEL NOTES

Circa 1870

9ct yellow gold back & front meaning that all the outside casings are gold but the inner strengthening rims are other metal such as brass

Locket without bail is 25mm x 20mm

The bail adds 7.5mm

Weight 7gm

 

CODE V557

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