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Antique Gold Mourning Locket with Portrait, c.1872

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SKU: 8040



This antique Gold mourning locket is such a striking and handsome piece. A wonderful addition to your collection, this Victorian locket ticks all of the antique collector's boxes, with all original features intact. 

This mourning locket is potent in Victorian symbolism, with forget-me-not blooms and a floral wreath decorating the exterior. We have decided to keep the original photograph and hair work, in keeping with the locket's history. 

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian, c.1872

MEASUREMENTS: Locket 40mm long x 29mm wide x 10.5mm deep. 
Weight: 18.3g. 

MATERIALS:  9ct Gold Back and Front, Photograph Portrait, Hair, Seed Pearl.

HALLMARKS: Tests as 9ct Gold Back and Front, "G.Banks, Died Sep. 18 1872, Aged 31."


VERY GOOD: This antique Gold mourning locket is in wonderful condition considering it's 150 years age. All of the engravings are crisp, and the inscribed obituary cartouché is easy to decipher. There is also no signs of dings or scratches to the locket's body, and the locket itself shuts tight. There is some general minute wear to the locket, but this is hardly noticeable when worn and really is to be expected from such a fine piece. Nevertheless, this is a fabulous locket for an antique aficionado.