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Antique Moon & Star Locket Paste Brilliants Old Victorian Photo 1890s

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Antique Moon & Star Locket Paste Brilliants Old Victorian Photo 1890s

Beautiful antique Moon and Star locket is from the late 1800’s. This continues to be a popular style of locket as it actually captures the celestial event of a crescent moon in conjunction with the planet Venus. Considered a lovely night sky sight, it has always been considered notable by astronomers.
Both the moon and Venus have finely engraved outlines, and are set with paste brilliants or crystals. The reverse has an exquisitely executed monogram, possibly “MRD” or “MDR” (depending on how you order the letters). The interior has space for a photo, and includes the ring and cover. Currently, it holds an image of a Victorian woman in a large hat with leg-o-mutton sleeves on her blouse, c. 1890.

The locket is marked F & B with a diamond shape to the right, the mark of Foster & Bailey of Providence, RI, c. 1880-90. It is in very good condition with the pastes bright and looking all-original. The locket has some expected surface wear and toning variation (darkness) along the outside edge on the reverse. The hinge and closure are in good working order. There are a couple of tiny edge dents hardly worth mentioning. I have added a gold-filled chain with spring ring clasp. This is a charming antique locket to be filled with your own loved one’s image (but keep the photo included as a memento to its original owner).

This item will be presented in a tarnish resistant pouch and gift boxed.

SIZE: 1-1/4” diameter locket; 18” necklace

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Antique Moon & Star Locket Paste Brilliants Old Victorian Photo 1890s

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: gold filled metal, crystals
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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