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Estate Victorian Carved Tortoise Shell Cameo Mourning Locket, circa Mid-1800s



This is a gorgeous Tortoise Shell Carved Cameo Mourning Locket. This Piece was purchased from a local estate here in Birmingham, Alabama and dates back to the Mid 1800's. The family has said the the hair in the locket actually belongs to Abraham Lincoln, but we do not have any proof of this. The Locket measures 2 inches by 1.5 inches (including the bale).


  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)Length: 2 in. (50.8 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid 1800's
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Birmingham, AL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 230-012911stDibs: LU54238399402

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    Ships From: Birmingham, AL
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