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RARE ANTIQUE GEORGIAN CARNELIAN HEART LOCKET with 'NELSON'S & NAPOLEON'S HAIR'

2,950.00

An antique English, solid semi-translucent carnelian agate heart-shaped pendant; beautifully made, with solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) fittings, and set with lustrous split pearls to the bail and around a glass locket compartment that holds two individually tied hair mementos. The locket compartment hinges open to the back, and is engraved to the bezel 'Nelson's & Napoleon's hair'.

A fabulous quality, most intriguing item - Well worth reseaching!

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Minimal wear, no loss or damage.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1820. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 48 x 34 mm overall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 18.0 grams.

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