This fantastic 14k locket is quite extraordinary. It is designed with four colors of gold and has fine chasing, engraving and stippling. The artistry is superb, but the design is what sets this apart from others. It is two sided with one side depicting the fable , The Fox and the Crane , and the other side , The Crow and the Pitcher. I have never seen a locket with this detail or design and it may very well have been a special commission, and given as a gift from a parent to a child. The interior has finely plaited hair covered with a glass. The original patina is magnificent and retains the rich gold color
It measures 7/8 inches and with the "O" ring 1 1/8 inches long. Quite beautiful on a long chain, or close to the neck. The artistry distinguishes this from any others,
American, circa 1880.