The locket is 10-12K gold. It is in the shape of a book which opens and closes. It is adorned with the most beautiful engraving throughout.The work is absolutely superb! The locket contains the original daguerreotype photograph of a man and a woman. This is done on glass. The photo is currently loose. I have left it this way. It can either be removed and your own photo put in or glued back in. The locket opens and closes with a wonderful satchel like clasp. The locket dates to the Victorian period, c1860. The condition of the locket is truly extraordinary with really no dings or dents. A truly wonderful period jewel!! The locket comes from a very fine estate collection of lockets. Please see our other auctions for more lockets from this estate. The locket is in superb period condition.
There is no apparent damage to the gold. The locket is 1 1/8 inches (27 mm) tall without the bales and 7/8 inches (23 mm) wide when closed. It tests for 10-12K gold. The locket weighs 8.7 grams without the glass photo and 10.3 grams with the photo. This is a stunning antique jewel with great drama and style.The combination of the extraordinary classic gold work the stunning design is mesmerizing. Together they create a jewel worthy of the finest collection. It is so immensely wearable either during the day or at the most glamorous affair. Treat yourself or a loved one to a treasure to cherish for generations and one which will only increase in value over time! Please visit our store, Annas Antique Jewelry, and include us in your list of favorites! Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates. The item "Picture Locket Book Form Antique Victorian 10-12K Gold c1860 Rare Jewel" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "annakristifigs" and is located in West Hollywood, California.
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