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Victorian Hidden Compartment Locket
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An ingenious high Victorian gold locket which opens once to reveal the expected two compartments but cleverly opens a second time with space for two more (secret) photos.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - registration mark on the bale is too worn to clearly make out

  • Size

    1 7/8" length including the bale, 1 1/8" width

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.