Each panel has a lovely carved boarder, and is in excellent condition. The interior carvings- angel and flower bouquet have been protected by the glass covers/ frames and are in exceptional condition. Carvings and impressions are extremely detailed and well done works of art. This piece is even more stunning in person.
Locket has two handmade brass or pinchbeck glass frames, each of which covers and protects the interior carvings, and creates a compartment for holding a photo, lock of hair or tiny keepsake. Glass has some chips on edge(s). Frames are made so glass can be replaced if desired. It is very rare to find original glass frames in in a lock of this age, as most were lost over the more than the approximately 140 years since it was made. Locket measures approximately 1 7/8 inches in length.
See photos for full description and condition. Photos taken close up under bright light. Locket has been gently cleaned.
Repairs: locket needs clasp replacement. OR repurpose: a bale could be added to the back panel to create a carved flower bouquet pendant, with or without glass frame. Grape cluster / Angel panel could be worn as a separately, as is, as a pendant with or without back locket panel. All serious & reasonable offers considered.All serious & reasonable and serious will be considered.