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Victorian Locket Pendant Miniature Envelope on Silver Chain with Natural Pearls

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This handmade Victorian-era envelope locket pendant features a flap that unclicks with your fingernail, lifts up and reveals a 29 mm long, 19 mm tall envelope pocket with an internal depth of 3.54 mm, into which you could store several micro USB cards, stamps, a secret written on a sliver of paper or anything, really. One can only imagine what this secret compartment has contained over the last century. The exterior dimensions of the locket are below. The silver envelope is deeply engraved on both sides in an almost-floral motif. It's also an almost-paisley motif. And the chain; that's actually the reason I bought this pendant years and years ago. The chain is made from hand-twisted wire, threaded with natural, uncultured freshwater pearls. And because I believe this envelope pendant is American in origin, I would not be at all surprised if those pearls came from the Mississippi River. But the rivers of America have always been filled with pearls so they could be from anywhere. The pearls are dense, lustrous little pellets of solid nacre. They're gorgeous. And the combination of this unusual locket with this really beautiful handmade pearl chain is unique. I've not seen an envelope locket pendant I wished I owned. I feel like I already own the best one. The beautiful chain is 17mm in length. The envelope hands at an angle from the pocket, dangling 41 mm from the bottom of the chain.

Details

  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Period
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    W 0.88 in. x D 1.22 in.W 22.23 mm x D 30.91 mm
  • Length
    1.22 in. (30.91 mm)
  • Weight
    7.99 g
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158918456502
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Located in Southbury, CT
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