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Antique Victorian Banded Agate Locket on a Chain


Antique Banded Agate Locket on 24-Inch Double Chain                      C. 1899    United Kingdom

A very rare and extraordinary locket!   Photo of Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) is original   Pinchbeck and agate stone with a rock crystal convex lens    Wear with our without a photo   All original   The chain may or may not have been original to the locket, it is a perfect match.

Locket measures 2 3/4 inches high with bale     1 1/2 inches wide    Chain is 24 inches long    Total weight of the necklace is 46.9 g.     30.2 dwt

Pinchbeck is a metal that greatly resembles gold.   Discovered by Christopher Pinchbeck (1670-1732)  It is an alloy composed of copper and zinc.   Used extensively during the 18th and 19th centuries in the production of jewelry

In pristine condition

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