Mourning jewelry was in vogue after Queen Victorian's loss of
loved Prince Albert.
Presented is a very special and rare vulcanite locket pendant necklace 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 locket pendant measures 2" X 1 1/2". It is elaborately carved with ornate scrolls on 4 sides.
There is one photo compartment covered with original transparent glass
in brass bezel. The locket closes securely. Vulcanite was used as a material of choice
for mourning jewelry. It originally is fragile, and becomes even more fragile after many years after
it was made. We opened the locket very carefully a half way without forcing to open up all the way.
The chain is 18" around neck and by itself is special attraction.
It is assembled with 8 diamond shape vulcanite parallelepipeds 1 1/4" long and oval vulcanite links.
The closure of the necklace is gold filled dog clip stamped B&D.
The necklace and the locket pendant look as they have never been worn.
Excellent antique condition commensurate with age
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