Antique French oval locket, opening medallion pendant, mourning locket / medallion in gutta percha with raised apples design, Victorian era


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Unlock the allure of the past with this Antique French oval locket, a captivating medallion pendant from the Victorian era. Crafted during the Napoleon 3rd era in the late 1800s, this exquisite piece is likely made from gutta percha, a material revered for its rich history and durability.

1 7/8″ (4.8 cm) total length, 1 3/8″ (3.5 cm) wide.

Adorned with a charming raised design of apple fruits on its front, this locket boasts intricate craftsmanship and timeless elegance. The back features a cut glass panel housing a sepia-colored photo of a girl, adding a sentimental touch to this cherished piece. Encased in black-tinted metal, the locket exudes a vintage charm, with traces of bronze peeking through, enhancing its allure.
The locket is sold with its original jewel box.

During the Victorian era, lockets like these served as poignant mourning jewels, cherished for holding keepsakes of loved ones, such as locks of hair. Crafted from gutta percha, a rubbery organic substance derived from Southeast Asian trees, this material lent itself to exquisite mourning jewelry, symbolizing remembrance and reverence.

In good antique condition, this locket bears the hallmarks of its age, adding character and authenticity to its story. Imperfections and a gentle patina, visible in the photos, serve as a testament to its rich history. Rest assured, each flaw adds to its unique charm.

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Unlock the past and add a touch of vintage elegance to your collection with this enchanting French locket.