Antique mourning locket oval vulcanite photograph pendant
with original contents in good vintage condition.
The oval shaped locket appears to be vulcanite (could also be made from Gutta Percha, Jet or Bog Wood). It has a lovely smooth exterior surface which has a smell when rubbed indicating vulcanite as the material. One side of the exterior has two small pin holes indicating perhaps there was once a carving or other frontpiece attached which is now lost.
The interior reveals a carved element and an engraving of a mythical creature on the inside panel - the other side has the original insert and a cutout from a famous photography house in Milan Deroche Heyland. The bale also appears to be original.
Rare opportunity to own an original piece of history - increasingly hard to find with the original contents - these lockets are very collectible. Vulcanite was loved by Victorians and is an early form of moulded hard rubber - deemed in its day to be very fashionable for those wearing black jewellery.
Please don't hesitate to contact us should you require further photographs or information. Please note there is no chain/necklace included - the listing is for the pendant only as found and photographed.
Approx. dimensions: L 4cm x W 3.2cm
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