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Important Antique Mourning locket, Rock crystal, 15ct gold, Lord Byron

Important Antique Mourning locket, Rock crystal, 15ct gold, Lord Byron

Prix habituel £6,499.00 GBP
Prix habituel Prix soldé £6,499.00 GBP
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A stunning, rare and important antique, pools of light rock crystal locket pendant.

Beautiful high polished smooth rock crystal cabochons each set into a rich 15ct yellow gold frame, the front of the locket has a hand engraved fancy letter B.

This is an important mourning locket, containing a lock of hair once belonging to the great Lord Byron, the B of the locket standing for Byron.

This piece comes with history and provenance.

The hair within the locket originally came from his half sister (and also lover!) Mrs Leigh, Augusta Leigh (née Byron) (1783-1851) whom had the hair upon lord Byron's death and would have had the locket commissioned for this in the Victorian era.

Upon the death of Augusta the locket was given to Lucy, Lady Byron (1824-1912) by Mr E Upton, who recieved it from Augusta.

From there it was handed down by descent at Thrumpton Hall Nottinghamshire.

The locket comes with a Handwritten note by Lucy, Lady Byron and is signed with her initials.

It has a small gold bale attached so it is ready to be hung from your favourite antique chain or choker necklace, shown in a couple of our images with an antique gold longuard chain, this is not included in the listing but we do have chains available to purchase separately.

The light reflects beautifully through the pools of light crystal giving that mystical shimmer that can really only be found on these special pools of light pieces.

Unmarked, tests as 15ct gold, the locket is Victorian era.

A beautiful piece with a tremendous history and relation to one of the most highly regarded poets of all time, perfect for the Byron collector or lover of Mourning jewellery.

Good used condition overall, some light surface wear commensurate with age.

Approx measurements:
1.40" pendant length with bale
0.82" pendant width
0.86" depth

15.67 grams weight

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