A fine antique Victorian 9K gold, black and white enamel memento mori mourning locket with original photograph and hair. The front of this wonderful solid 9K yellow gold pendant has been created with inlaid black and white enamel and shows an urn hanging from a chain above little engraved gold leaves with inlaid gold letters reading'In Memory Of'. The reverse has the most wonderfully intricate engraving work with a wreath of intertwined leaves against a backdrop of fine floral engravings, a shield at its center engraved with'JW SW'.
The locket opens to reveal a glazed compartment with an original Victorian sepia photograph of a young woman with braided hair, opposite another glazed compartment displaying a lock of her hair wonderfully laid down to represent a single flower and highlighted with fine intertwined gold thread. The locket is unmarked and tests for 9K gold. The locket measures about 22mm x 18mm.The total weight of the locket is approximately 5.2 grams. The locket is in general very good condition with a couple of tiny scratches to the black enamel. The hanging loop has been replaced a long time ago.
The locket closes tightly on a strong hinge. Thanks for looking and please take a look at my other items!
WOW Antique Victorian 9K Gold Enamel Mourning Hair Memento Floral Locket Pendant. We make great efforts to honestly and accurately describe each item we list. We back this up with many photographs, all with a close-up zoom option for detailed inspection. Items are not returnable if it was not of the age/value you were hoping it to be with no exceptions. If we place a date on an item we guarantee it to be of that period or earlier.We are very easy to work with and welcome any and many questions during our listings, so please let us know if you have one! Antique, Vintage, Estate Jewelry & More! Most of our pieces are from the Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid Century periods and we adore the unusual and unique. We also have a passion for antiques and frequently come across interesting estate items while searching for jewelry which can be found in our store too. We are always adding to our inventory, so please check back frequently.
Thank you for visiting our store! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "WOW Antique Victorian 9K Gold Enamel Mourning Hair Memento Floral Locket Pendant" is in sale since Wednesday, June 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "liongoods" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.