An unusual cherub design mourning locket of gutta percha, or vulcanite. Surround is a black lacquered metal with a ball design around the circumference. The center shows an image of a sweet cherub in quite high relief, holding what appear to be grapes. There is a small relief grip on the edge, which enables the locket to be opened. Back is beveled glass, and at present holds an old photograph, but could hold a locket of hair or a miniature. The piece has its original bale and silk grosrain ribbon.
Condition: Some color loss to the metal, and the ribbon a bit frail.
Size: Locket- 1 3/8 X 1 inch. (not counting bale). Ribbon- 10 ¾ inches top to bottom