SOLD: Victorian safe locket, fits eight photographs, with 1862 registration mark
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This little high-carat gold Victorian safe opens back and front to reveal compartments for eight photos.
It’s such a fun piece for a jewellery dealer or collector, as I’m sure you’ll agree. (I’ve never seen one like it in my more than 40 years in this business – so I kept it in my personal collection for a time.)
The workmanship is exquisite. The hinges are a delight – they’re so fine. And the engraving has been carved by a master craftsman.
It bears an English registration mark for October 3rd 1862 and is stamped with the same information. Registration marks were used for part of the 19th century to signify the invention of an original device – they served as a patent for the maker.
The arched inner frames once held daguerreotypes, according to my jeweller. Of course, the locket’s next owner could have modern photographs inserted.
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• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold
• English registration mark on base is dated October 3rd 1862
• Approximately 19.5mm tall, 20.9mm wide, 9.9mm deep
• Weight is 10 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique box is not for sale)
• Note: the antique chain is not for sale
Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.
I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.
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