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Late Victorian Seed Pearl & Enamel “F” Heart Mourning Locket


Dating to the end of the 19th century, this gold puffy heart is an unusual mourning piece. The letter “F” rendered in seed pearls and enamel adorns the front, the back side holds a hair locket and is engraved, “In memory of K.F.B. 1896”.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), seed pearls, enamel, glass lens, plaited hair, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    dedicated in 1896

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7/8" length including the bale, 5/8" width, 18" chain

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