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Early Victorian Mourning Locket


ALL HAIL THE POWER OF GOOGLE. We found out about the man this mourning jewel was made for: Milborne Kemeys-Tynte, born in 1823, was the son of Colonel Charles John Kemeys-Tynte and Elizabeth Swinnerton. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards and died on 10 March 1845, killed by a fall from his horse, at just age 22. Bet he never imagined he'd be on the internet. (Swipe to see his hair inside the locket.) 


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), black enamel, hair under glass, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    engraved in 1845

  • Condition

    Very good - one spot of damage to the enamel

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 11/16" diameter, 18" chain