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Georgian Souvenir Locket

$3,000

Souvenir - aka memento, keepsake, or token of remembrance - is an object acquired for the memories the owner associates with it. This locket - which dates to the late 18th century with a late 19th century addition of the pearl bale - is modeled in gold with a pearl border and the word "Souvenir" rendered in enamel and gold over a psychedelic pink foil background. The reverse side is empty but most likely would have originally contained a lock of hair.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), seed pearls, glass

  • Age

    c. 1790 locket, c. 1890 bale

  • Condition

    Very good - foil has discolored in places (in an attractive way) and has also split in a couple of places; the locket is now empty but would have originally held a lock of hair

  • Size

    2 1/4" length, 1 1/4" width

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.