A rare, huge Victorian shield shaped cameo locket, circa 1860.
The locket case is made from vulcanite and is an overall dark brown in colour .
Mounted in the centre is a carved cameo head of Zeus, unsure of material but it is not vulcanite and is slightly darker in colour.Very well detailed.
Opens to reveal 2 period photographs of young women, almost certainly sisters due to their similarity in appearance. There is no glass.
Metal fixed ring to top.
Measurements: 2" by 1.5" (incl fixed ring and at widest points).
In good antique condition; there is a chip next to the hinge at back of case (images 4 & 6); this has no bearing on functionality whatsoever; also some surface wear (light scratches) to vulcanite, commensurate with age & use.
Love this piece...never seen another like it!!!
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Great collectors piece.
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