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Locket on chain

Object Number: 
Z.1705ab
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Gold, enamel, pearls, hair, textile
Dimensions: 
Part (locket): 1 1/2 x 1 in. (3.8 x 2.5 cm) Part (chain): 25 1/2 x 1/8 in. (64.8 x 0.3 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on locket reverse: cypher "AL"
Description: 
Enameled sporting locket with gold chain; oval locket with turquoise-blue enamel on obverse surface; horseshoe motif set with 15 pearls in graduated sizes (1 pearl missing) and gold riding whip as decoration on surface; reverse engraved with cypher AL; interior glass compartment with locket of hair; pink textile cut to fit other side of locket interior (not original?); gold herringbone chain with cast gold slide that adjusts length and 2nd cast gold element that suspends locket; attachment bail missing.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group