Beautiful silver plated Mizpah locket circa mid 19th century.
Mizpah jewelry became popular during the Victorian era and was often given to a loved one who was going to be absent, as a token of remembrance and emotional connection, similar to forget-me-not jewelry.
The word Mizpah is taken from the Bible (Genesis 31:49, “And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent from one another”) and means “watchtower” in Hebrew.
Chain in last photo is not included with this listing. Listing is for the locket only.
+++ Measurements +++
1 9/16" long, not including the bail x 1 1/4" wide
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with some minor wear. There is a spot on the back where the silver plating has rubbed off from use.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.