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Victorian Mourning

He promised to never leave me, but he did, and he is gone forever.

 

Beautiful mourning locket. Very Victorian! Beautiful brass shield which is hand engraved, on a black stone, maybe onyx, but maybe just glass. On the back piece, the glass or stone is cracked, but will not come loose from the setting, unless you drop it on tile or something. A little hard to open up, so please be gentle with it. Opens up and there is a Souvenir of Shrewsbury paper on it. I know that souvenir meant something a bit different to the Victorians. A souvenir is something more that you would cherish and keep close to you--like a lock of hair or a photograph of the deceased, rather than a souvenir from, say, Paris. The hinge is a bit loose, but nothing to worry about. Brass chain and lobster clasp.

 

The locket measures 1.5inches/4cms.

The necklace is 31inches/78.5cms.

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Taken on October 26, 2008