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Victorian Enamel Knot Expanding Locket

$1,550

Opening to reveal space for six photographs, this Victorian locket is fashioned in an unusual (and ornate) shape reminiscent of a lorgnette. The front features a geometric knot highlighted in black enamel, the reverse side is detailed with scrollwork and flowers over a textured ground.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), black enamel, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Good - enamel border is a little worse for the wear, though the enamel of the knot is still crisp; missing all but one of its lenses

  • Size

    1 7/8" including the bale, 3/4" at the widest point, 18" chain

Victorian

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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.