Large Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning HairLarge Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning Hair

A beautiful, large & most unusual late Victorian silver locket, c1900.

A superb antique souvenir piece of Malta, storing the precious hair of 2 loved ones; perhaps Malta held a specific significance for this family?

No marks but the outer case has been tested.

The case is extremely well made by a skilled silversmith of the time, with faceted rim and elaborate design both front and back.

A dark blue enamelled cartouche with MALTA in silver lettering has scrolling above and below, against an engine turned sunken background.

The back has a silver cartouche with the Maltese cross, again in dark blue enamelling & with the same engine turned backdrop.

Inside the locket are two compartments containing 2 different lots of human hair, brown and blonde. They have silver metal frames and glass retainers.

The locket case snaps securely shut and has a chunky silver metal jump ring.

Measurements: the locket case is 35mm by 27mm (excluding fittings/rings).

Weight: 10.76gms.

In good antique condition; some marks to dark enamel background & small nibbles to glass retainers, commensurate with age & use.

Please view all the photographs to appreciate this special piece.

Item ID: AA-000129


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver / Dark Blue, Size: the locket case is 35mm by 27mm (excluding fittings/rings)

Large Victorian Silver Blue Enamel MALTA Locket Pendant c1900 with Mourning Hair

$195 USD

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