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Early Victorian Gold Book Locket

Early Victorian Gold Book Locket

$2,500.00


Description

DATE: Early Victorian, c.1840

Enchanting early Victorian family locket in the form of a gold book with wonderfully elaborate bindings and gold mesh fastener. The book opens to reveal four fully articulated "pages", each one home to an oval locket compartment (currently home to four sibling portraits). Crafted in 15 karat gold and dating from the 1840s, it's one of the earliest and best quality examples we've come across.

MEASUREMENTS 

3.2 x 2.6 x 1.3cm

WEIGHT 

14.6g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age including one loose hinge

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