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Georgian 9ct Gold Miniature Portrait Mourning Locket

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SKU: 8989



An exquisite Georgian 9ct Gold miniature portrait mourning locket. Impressively large in size, she is the perfect piece for lovers of collectible pieces of antique jewellery! Featuring a beautifully preserved, painted portrait on one side and delicately woven hair on the other, she certainly has a story or two to tell.

Look no further than this Georgian locket for a window into the past! Encased within a rosy 9ct Gold border and with an ornate swiveling bale, she will easily hang from an antique chain. We can even see her looking fabulous worn hanging from a chunky choker!

This piece has been given an exemption from ivory export legislation, reference number CZW9ULLD.  It is allowed to be sold as it is a portrait miniature made before 1918 with a total surface area of no more than 320 square centimetres.

Item Details:

ERA: Late Georgian, c.1830s.

MEASUREMENTS: Locket including bale is 98mm long x 55mm wide.
Portrait is 74.5mm long x 54.5mm wide.
Weight: 52.2g.

MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, painted Ivory, Glass, Hair.

HALLMARKS: Tests as 9ct Gold. 


VERY GOOD. This Georgian 9ct Gold miniature portrait mourning locket is in very good antique condition. Her glass front and back are smooth and only show light wear, commensurate with age. The woven hair section is wonderfully preserved, as is the painted portrait front. The swiveling bale mechanism works well and is all intact. There is some minor surface wear to the 9ct Gold settings, but overall she is in magnificent condition for an item of her age!