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