Louison Rare + Fine

Victorian Souvenir Locket

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  • Victorian Souvenir Locket

Louison Rare + Fine

Victorian Souvenir Locket

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Description

A beautiful late Victorian locket cased in 9k gold bears the word "Souvenir" in embossed letters. With intact original glass inside the reverse compartment, it's a wonder place to store a loved ones portrait, lock of hair or other memento.

HISTORY

The Victorians were famously sentimental, and to them, the word "Souvenir" held a different connotation than it does today. Closer to it's french route, it meant "remember me," and was used often in commemorative and mourning jewelry for a friend or loved one. Victorians loved to buy pieces of jewelry to mark an event, or with hidden meaning, and this locket would have been no exception.

MATERIALS

9k Gold, Glass

CONDITION

Very Good - general patina, with a few fleabite size dents which do not detract at all. Interior glass is pristine and in original frame. Locket closes tightly and securely.

HALLMARKS

None

AGE

1880s

SIZE

Locket Measures approximately 30 x 23mm, not including bail.