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Mid 19th Century “Nous te félicitons” Book Locket

$2,900

An outstandingly high quality and high karat gold locket fashioned in the shape of a book complete with ridged page edges and a detailed latch. The locket opens first to reveal the engraving "nous te félicitons" or "We congratulate you" or perhaps more simply, "Congratulations." The pages unfold for a second time to show four lockets with images of a father and three children. Near immaculate condition.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 4 black and white photographs

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Size

    1 3/8' length including the bale, locket measures 7/8" x 1"

Victorian

Aboutthe

VictorianEra

18371901

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.