Antique Victorian locket featuring a lion's head with pastes in gold fill. Well sculpted and detailed, the lion has two red cabochon eye stones and a faceted green paste in his mouth. The green is dark lime in color rather than emerald. These stones are all original and in fine condition. The lion's mane, ears and snout are all crisply outlined. The head measures 5/8".
Inside the locket, there is one plastic lens and thin frame. The back has a faint monogram. The gold fill is in very good condition with age appropriate surface wear and no dents or dings. (The dark areas are light reflections.) The locket opens and closes readily with a firm snap. It measures 1-1/8" including the ring bail. A modern 18" chain with lobster claw clasp is attached, but you can change this out if you want to preserve the antique look.