This is a rather plain little antique gold filled locket in the style of a watch case. Its distinction is that it contains a beautiful Civil War Era daguerreotype or hand colored photo that is in exceptionally nice condition in the interior. It also has both original glass coverings on the interior. The other side from the photo contains the original old woven fabric lining, also in perfectly preserved condition. The photograph of the man has very distinct rosy cheeks and very clear detail. The fabric is a deep teal blue, although my photos made them look reddish. The fabric has a beautiful tiny but nubby weave and appears to be hand woven linen. The outside of the locket has some damage. There is pitting to the gold fill coating and some loss that shows the metal beneath. However, this alloy beneath closely matches the color of the gold fill, so it is not badly affected and still has distressed charm. The gold fill on the interior is in perfect condition on the bezel frames around the glass on both sides. The hinge is on the bottom of the locket and there is a little tab on the side at the top for opening. The locket can still appear to be hard to open but the secret is to hold the watch top and pull the tab in the outward direction it wants to go and doing that, it opens easily with a little snap. It also closes with a nice snap. The locket charm measures 11/16" in diameter not counting the watch top and 7/8" with it. There is also a ring attached through the watch top knob. It weighs 4.5 grams. There is a little clean light line on the photo beneath the glass. I am not sure if this is on the glass, a piece of fiber on the photo or if it is a photographer's flaw or if it is a tiny bit of damage to the photo that was made before it was inserted in the locket. Whatever, it does not distract or affect the beauty or the condition of the daguerreotype.