AN EXTRAORDINARY JEWEL FROM A MAGNIFICENT ESTATE - AN ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR PORTRAIT MINIATURE DAGUERREOTYPE OR AMBROTYPE OF A HANDSOME SOLDIER. THIS SITS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY SWIVELING LOCKET WITH TWO SIDES AND EXTRAORDINARY WORK IN SOLID 10-12K GOLD.THE REVERSE IS A FLORAL MOTIF. THE PIECE DATES TO C1860 AND IS A RARE AND WONDERFUL PIECE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY - A MAGNIFICENT, MUSEUM QUALITY JEWEL!!! Locket Civil War Portrait 12K Gold Museum Quality Swivel c1860 Victorian Photo. Here we have a spectacular locket brooch.
This is truly one of the finest antique lockets that we have seen and is absolutely museum quality!!! Within the locket is an original Civil War portrait miniature of a handsome soldier. This is a daguerreotype or an ambrotype. The reverse is a floral motif that looks like pietra dura, or inlaid stone work.The locket itself is a magnificent work of art. The locket swivels so that there are images on both sides and they can be swiveled to show either side on the front. The mechanism for this is just stunning!
The locket portion has a braided gold edge on both sides. The locket has a c-clasp pin.
The gold tests for 10-12K gold. This magnificent jewel dates to the Victorian era, c1860. It is a very rare and early Victorian jewel and is of the very highest quality - A real treasure!The locket is in superb condition. The gold work is all in excellent condition. The portrait can be removed or you can add one of your own to the reverse. This should be done by your jeweler. The locket has an early c-clasp pin. The glass locket portion is all intact. The locket is 2 1/8 inches (55 mm) long and 1 5/8 inches (43 mm) wide. It tests for 10-12K gold. The locket weighs 15.7 grams. Treat yourself or a loved one to a treasure to cherish for generations and one which will only increase in value over time!
Please see our other auctions for more jewels from this magnificent estate. Please visit our store, Annas Antique Jewelry, and include us in your list of favorites! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.The item "Locket Civil War Portrait 12K Gold Museum Quality Swivel c1860 Victorian Photo" is in sale since Tuesday, July 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "annakristifigs" and is located in West Hollywood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.