Stunning and Poignant Antique Victorian Onyx Gold Pearls Mourning Locket PendantIMOIN MEMORY OF1878. Wonderful mourning locket is engraved ELLA TAIT BLACK BORN MAY 20TH 1855 DIED JUNE 23RD 1878. Lovely entwined IMO on front set with seed pearls which appear all original and are in excellent condition--even with a loupe, I see no wear or damage. Onyx is also in excellent condition with no damage or wear.
Locket measures just under 2 3/4" from top of bail and 1 11/16" at widest. Bail is firmly affixed to locket. I don't find any marks for metal content or maker; I have not cleaned or polished the piece; and I have never removed the back bezel.
Photo cover, which I believe is glass, drops down slightly from bezel when overturned. See pictures for details as all sales final and as is. A wonderful and rare treasure!
The item "Antique Victorian Onyx Gold Pearls Mourning Locket PendantIMOIN MEMORY OF1878" is in sale since Monday, September 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "chrimonnie-0" and is located in South Bend, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.