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Victorian Black Enamel Star Locket

Victorian Black Enamel Star Locket

$550.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1860

This antique round locket was made to commemorate the life (and death) of James Dalglish. We can tell from the inscription on the back that he died on the 30th of June 1863, aged 59, but census records reveal that he was born in Glasgow in 1804, before moving to Aigburth Road in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, some time before 1851. His occupation is listed as South American Merchant... most likely as part of the textiles trade that was big business between the UK and South America throughout the 19th Century.

The front of the locket is finished in black enamel, and features a diamond-set star motif with a pearl to the centre. It's modelled in 15 karat gold throughout, and the locket panel to the reverse still holds a lock of his hair.

STONES 

Natural Pearl - 4.1mm

Rose cut Diamonds

MEASUREMENTS 

2.5 x 2.1cm

WEIGHT 

5.0g

MARKS 

Inscription reads: James Dalglish Ob 30th June 1863 aet 59

CONDITION 

Very good, with light antique patina. Enamel is pristine

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