Finest French Book Locket in Engraved 18K Gold

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This extraordinary Victorian locket is a collector's dream. The 18k gold locket is shaped like a book, and its details are incredibly beautiful and realistic. The exterior of the "book" has fancy corner protectors and straps, complete with tiny faux screws. The clasp that holds the locket closed looks exactly like a clasp found on an antique book. The cover of the "book" is covered with hand engraved flowers, leaves and curling vines. The background is completely picked out with hand done details. Even the hinge is engraved. Undo the clasp, open the book and the locket reveals six tiny engraved picture frames. The frames are hinged to easily unfold and fold perfectly back inside the interior.  Pictures slide into the frames from the top; the frames are double sided so twelve pictures may be displayed. A trace of a French hallmark remains. This is the finest book locket we've ever had the pleasure of seeing. Circa 1870.

Details.....The locket measures 1.16" by 1.02" and is 0.42" wide. It weighs 19.8 grams. In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

Item number a1505.

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