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from the archive
Child's Bone Necklace with Gutta Percha Locket

The "chain" on this necklace is made of teeny carved cow bone beads, and at a length of 15" was most likely made for a child to wear. A Victorian gutta percha locket hangs off of it—open it up to reveal a floral motif and a photo of a bearded man.

This product is final sale.


  • Materials

    Bone beads and clasp, gutta percha locket, brass findings, celluloid lens, paper photo inside.

  • Age

    c. 1880 locket, c. 1900 chain

  • Condition

    Good—looks as though there may have been an element attached to the locket's face that is now missing.

  • Size

    Necklace length is 15", locket including bale is 1 1/2".

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $300 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $300, a flat $10 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS ground, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.