Mourning Hair Jewellery Rose 9k Gold Locket Pendant Antique Victorian c1860

Midas Antiques

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Charming rose flower to the front of this antique mourning jewellery locket or pendant dating from the mid Victorian period. Mourning jewellery became very popular at this time as the fashion followed Queen Victoria when she was plunged into deep mourning with the death of her husband, Prince Albert.
The gold has been tested as there are no marks. Good crisp detailing to the flower to the front, to the rear behind the lens is brown mourning hair. There are scratches to the lens & there is a tiny hole to the rim, this looks like a manufacture hole rather than damage as it is a circle, these in my opinion do not detract as the locket has been loved.
Size including bale 1.9 x 1.5 cm or 0.7 x 0.6 inches.
Weight 1.5 grams or 1.0 penny weight.