I love all this lion jewelry. It was so popular at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century. I have had lion bracelets, but this is my first locket.
The piece is made of gold fill and is a double sided locket. It is hallmarked with what looks like SOR & CO.. The back is plain, but the cover has a fancy chased design, and an applied head of a lion, complete with red paste eyes and a faux diamond in his mouth. He looks quite ferocious..
The locket has a diameter of 1 1/8" and there is a double ring on top. It contains two pictures that look to date from the 1940's. One is of a sailor and the other of a suited gentleman.
The piece weighs 13.3 grams and is in good vintage condition, with some minor scratching on the back.
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Thanks for looking.