Mourning jewelry was in vogue after Queen Victorian's loss of loved Prince Albert. Presented is a very special and rare vulcanite locket belonging to a long gone era when people wore sentimental items in memory of diseased loved ones. It was made around 1860-1880's. The top of the locket adorned with elaborately curved high relief fuchsia flower. There is one photo compartment covered with original transparent glass in brass bezel. The other compartment has a brass bezel only. The locket measures 1 3/4" long, 1 3/8" wide, 7/8" thick. The locket closes securely.
Excellent antique condition commensurate with age
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