Victorian Black Locket | Antique Vulcanite Locket, Large Black Oval | Glass Photo Cover | Gothic Revival Locket - 32 Inch Long Black Chain

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A wonderful Victorian locket in lustrous satin finish Vulcanite. The oval locket is perfectly smooth and fatly rounded in shape, wonderful to hold in the palm of the hand.

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The Locket
Moulded from Vulcanite, also sometimes called 'ebonite', which was made by combining and heating rubber with sulphur. Invented in the 1840s, Vulcanite was very popular in Victorian jewelry as it was light and easy to wear.

The loop fixed into the locket is brass and it has a vulcanite suspension ring.

The inside of the locket has one photo position with brass bezels and original glass cover. The photo frame is easily lifted out with a pin or blade.

Locket size:
The oval measures 1.1 x 1.25 inches (28mm x 32mm) and approximately 11mm in thickness. The drop from the chain including the lovely suspension ring is 45mm.

Age: mid 1800s. At least 150 years old.

Weight: 9.4 grams without the chain

Condition: Excellent. No nasty chips or scratches, no break-outs around the hinge. The hinge is working perfectly, the locket has a soft cushion closure, closes nicely and stays closed. Over time, Vulcanite tends to turn a deep olive green with exposure to light - this locket is still very black!

* Note that the hinge is fitted into the Vulcanite, part of the shell - the locket was never intended to open flat, more like 45° (see image 3) and though not fragile at all, should not be forced.

The Chain: The locket is presented on a blackened brass chain 32 inches or 81cm long, an excellent match for the locket. Locket and chain are shown on a life size torso in photograph #4.

Janne's Notes:
Wonderful for a collector of Victoriana but also just plain gorgeous to wear! What stuns me is how modern and new this locket looks on a long chain. Amazing to hold, soothing to handle and very, very beautiful.

+ Note: the shipping on this valuable locket is via International Courier - hence the higher shipping rate. Target delivery time is 5-6 working days Worldwide.

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