Dating to the mid Victorian period, this spectacular locket opens on both sides and features four individual frames with tintypes under glass. The face of the locket holds an exquisite agate specimen and the reverse side is engraved with the family name, "Allen", amid ornately engraved scrollwork and leaves.
14k gold (tests), 3 x 2.3cm oval agate slab, 4 tintypes
Very good - bale is probably a replacement
1 3/4" length including the bale, 1" width, 5/8" depth
1837 — 1901
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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.