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Victorian Heraldic Locket

A Victorian heraldic locket fashioned in gold and engraved with what we believe is the crest of Henry Francis Compton, a demi-dragon erased with wings elevated, the body enfiled with a ducal coronet (to quote Fairbairn's Book of Crests). The reverse side is engraved with the monogram "JMC" (or possibly "MJC"). The locket currently holds a photo and panel of hair work, these can easily be removed by a jeweler to add your own photos if you so desire.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    1 3/4" length including the bale, 1" width, 18" chain

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