15ct Gold Mourning Locket Brooch Antique c.1810.

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15ct Gold Mourning Locket Brooch Antique c.1810.

This 15ct gold mourning locket brooch is a touching memory of a loved one. It was popular  to put locks of hair to remember a loved one who had passed before photography was invented. Still has encased platted blonde hair and is inscribed with 'Joshua Adams, died October 14th 1885'. In fantastic condition apart from the odd minor scratch commensurate with age as found. It has been tested for gold because there are no markings. Antique c.1810.

Size 2.5 x 1.5 cm or 0.9 x 0.6 Inches.

Weight 4.5 grams or 2.9 Penny Weight.