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Victorian French 18K Gold, Sapphire & Crystal Photo Locket

Victorian French 18K Gold, Sapphire & Crystal Photo Locket


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 1306273
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A lovely double-sided 18K yellow gold and crystal “porte-photo” (photo locket), the gold rim accented with small blue sapphires. The bail is attached to a screw mechanism that allows the gold frame to expand for access to the inside of the locket. Porte-photos were often used to display a “public” photo one side and a more private keepsake on the other. They’re usually very simple; a design of this type is uncommon. These pieces are becoming increasingly difficult to find. The bail is stamped with French 18K marks.

Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks to crystal. Dimensions: 1-1/8” diameter (excluding bail).