A locket is an item of jewellery, usually a pendant worn on a chain around the neck, that is hinged and opens to reveal a space, sometimes called a "keepsake compartment", used for storing a a personal memento, such as a miniature, a photograph or strands of hair. Other styles of lockets are worn as a brooch or bracelet. They have been around in various forms since the 15th century, but reached the peak of their popularity in the 19th century, when sentimentality was part of the national psyche. They are most commonly made of gold or silver, often decorated with precious or semi-precious stones and come in many shapes including ovals, hearts and circles.
An early Victorian Japanese Shakudo locket, circa 1890, two oval plaques inlaid with silver, coper and gold Shakudo work, one plaque depicting two ducks swiming beneath a cherry blossom tree with mount Fuji in the background, the other plaque depicting phe
An early Victorian Japanese Shakudo locket, circa 1890, two oval shaped plaques inlaid with gold and silver shakudo work, one plaque depicting a junk at sea, the other panel depicting a man and woman in a rickshaw with mount Fiji in the background, length
An early Victorian Japanese Shakudo gilt locket, circa 1890, two oval shape plaques inlaid with silver and gold shakudo work, one plaque depicting a Stork with two babies beneath bamboo and flowers, the other plaque depicting two pheasants beneath flowers
An Edwardian silver locket and collar. Sterling silver, hallmarked, Edwardian, presented as a large oval locket of domed profile, etched and overlaid with applied rose and yellow gold with central foliate motif, hinged and fitted with bail, suspended from
An antique silver buckle locket. Sterling silver, Edwardian, crafted as an oval shaped locket of good size, heavily engraved with scrolled pattern work to front panel, overlaid with an ornate buckle motif of stylised form, hinged to reveal a double photo p
An antique locket retailed by Hardy Brothers, the oval hinged locket finely enamelled with a white lily and blue forget-me-nots, having glazed sections to the interior, set in sterling silver presented in original fitted box.
A large silver locket. Sterling silver, oval in form with a flat square edged profile and unusual matt finish to case front and back, detailed to edged by fine ribbing, hinged to reveal two glass panelled photo panels, fitted with bead worked bail. Length
A Victorian sterling silver locket and collar, the oval hinged locket with applied decoration and gold detail, suspended from a fancy link collar with engraved and applied decoration, total length 480mm, circa 1880
Collection of military and related badges, comprising: RAAF sweetheart locket, gold lined. on war service 1914. on war service 1915. RAAF sterling silver sweetheart badge. Athletic sports rifle club Sydney
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