Antique Victorian Gold Swivel Locket Brooch Pendant
Exquisite antique swivel locket gold brooch hailing from the late Georgian era to early Victorian times. A pietra dura flower with jade, white onyx, turquoise on chalcedony represent one side and when swiveled, the other side has a daguerreotype of a gentleman complete with gold hand painted accents and added color Very large measuring 2 1/4 inches, the locket brooch has a large bead and swirl type border. The mosaic brooch has a tubular hinge with c-clasp closure as well as a large loop for adding to a chain. Worn as a mourning brooch or memento mori, suspend from a chain and wear as a pendant. Very intricate... Note that the photo can be easily replaced
Sentimental pieces such as this were meant to symbolize love and loss, intimacy and friendship. They often contained a tender circle of hair, a photo or piece of fabric with one side meant to shield the public eye to the contents and worn close to the heart. A lovely sentiment that even applies to today's time.
- Materials: Gold over base metal, glass
- Measurements: 2 1/4 inches tall and 2 inches wide with the locket measuring 3/8 inch thick
- Weight: 29.6 grams