Antique Victorian 14K Gold Locket Daguerreotype Civil War
Circa 1860s antique Civil War era Victorian oval 14K gold locket with one side having ornate engraving and the other beveled glass. Inside, a daguerreotype photo of a Civil War era man reminiscent of Lincoln with the beard and dress. The bail has elaborate scroll engraving as well. A wonderful historical piece!
Measurements: 2 1/4 inches including the bail with the locket measuring 1 5/8 in. by 1 3/8 in.
Metal: 14K yellow gold positive tested
Weight: 15 grams
Condition: Very good with no chips or nicks to any of the glass. The 14K gold is bright showing little wear with the engraving crisp. The civil war daguerreotype has discoloration around the very edges which is more prominent in the photos as daguerreotypes give a mirror appearance from different angles. An exceptional piece! Please not that the chain is for display purposes.