This large locket has 1 locket side, and the old early original arrangements of hair from 1 person within, protected by their undamaged cover glass. The hair within each is arranged in a beautiful fountain or feather-like curls. One can speculate that perhaps the hair is that of a lost child or young wife, perhaps in childbirth - no grey in the hair - death was often early, undaunted by youth or beauty, or wealth. Yes, this one would have been commissioned by someone wealthy.
The solid gold, the precious arrangement of the locks, with gold wire trim - it's a superb piece. You'll display it when you're not wearing it on a long gold chain, or a black ribbon of silk or silk velvet, which was often how they were originally worn. Very good to excellent condition, not a bit of damage to the cover glass compartment, though the gold wires used have floated as you can see, and are no longer in place where they were originally arranged. We find this is often the case.The outer shell of the locket would appear to be a fine gold dress watch, it's large in size. And it is stunningly beautiful. No noticeable dents, no damage. This one has been tucked away for many many generations or truly cherished, one. Survives in fine form, a tiny tiny push on back that we can't seem to show in photos.
The body tests 14k, on the high end, so is perhaps 15k, and the gold is yellow. 15.75 grams in weight, it is 1.5 in diameter. Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues.We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replacable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "Antique Georgian to Victorian Era 14k Gold Pocket Watch Style Mourning Locket" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837".
The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.