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.
14k gold (tests)
Very good - registration mark on the bale is too worn to clearly make out
1 7/8" length including the bale, 1 1/8" width
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.