Gorgeous locket in 9k gold circa 1840s. Includes a daguerreotype photograph of a young man inside behind thick, beveled glass.
When I purchased this piece, I removed carefully the photograph from the frame to see if there were any identifying notes (or even a lock of hair!). While I did not find the type of note I was looking for, I did find another kind of note...a piece of very old money!
It seems as though someone cut out a very old four dollar banknote, possibly by the Colonial Bank of Canada, and used it to back the daguerreotype. I have found some interesting things in lockets, but this is a first for me. Pretty neat!
Chain shown in some of the photos is not included in this listing. Listing is for the locket only.
+++ Measurements +++
1 3/4 diameter
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with minor age-related wear, some very tiny dents, barely visible. The daguerreotype shows signs of wear and is very faded. It is quite difficult to see at certain angles. Locket closes securely.
+++ 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.