This gold filled Civil War era pocket watch-style locket hangs from a gold filled necklace. A pocket watch-style button opens the engraved locket. On one side of the locket is a tintype of a smiling woman, preserved under glass. She is coiffed and outfitted in the fashion of the day. The glass in the other side of the locket is broken. The locket hangs from a swivel hook and the rolo chain necklace closes with a pretty toggle clasp. A beautiful piece of history, of high quality and in very nice condition. Circa 1860.
A tintype photograph is made by coating a thin sheet of metal with a dark lacquer or enamel to support the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their greatest popularity during the 1860s and 1870s.
Details.....The locket measures 0.81" across, with a 1.29" drop. The chain is 17.5" long. In Very Good antique condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces, we consider it part of the charm.