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 antique 15ct gold locket; front panel applied with a cruciform motif set with natural pearls to a blue enamel border opening to reveal two hand painted portraits. Length 57mm, width 35mm. Wt. 24.4g.
A Victorian banded agate and enamel pendant, dated 1859, the heart-shaped banded agate mounted within a gold and black enamel snake surround, with rose-cut diamond eyes, to the enamel suspension hoop, the reverse comprising a glazed and green grosgrain loc
A silver enamel locket. A silver enamel locket with white enamel work to the front and back. The front of the locket is also decorated to the front with a pink and blue enamel flowers. Locket opens to contain two photos. Comes on a white metal snake chain
A Victorian enamel and seed pearl locket, the plain polished oval locket with hand painted wheat sheafs and seed pearl set detail, hung on a belcher link chain. Yellow gold. Height 5.5 cm. Width 3.4 cm.
A Victorian black enamel and gold mourning stick-pin, in the form of a belt with the legend 'In Memory of' on a black enamel ground centred by a hair locket; reverse engraved 'Beloved father died May 9, 1865'; cased for T. Jones, 330, George Street, Sydney
An antique enamel locket, the circular locket having purple guilloche enamel decoration with central feature of rose cut diamonds, seed pearl and seed pearl drop, with glazed section to reverse, all in 15ct gold, suspended on a fine trace chain.
An antique gold and enamel locket and chain, the 15ct gold circular locket having pink guillioche enamel and a border of white enamel centred with a single cultured pearl suspended from a 9ct gold trace chain boxed
Antique gold locket by Kilpatrick & Co Melbourne, the enamel initials MB for Margaret bell (nee Robertson) containing early photos of her mother Margaret Robertson (nee Whyte) and her husband George Meredith bell. Margaret's parents were painted by Thomas
We do not automatically renew subscriptions, however you will be contacted prior to the expiry date and you may choose to renew if you wish.
We offer library subscriptions at competitive rates for both in-library access via IP address and off-library access through EZproxy software or similar. One subscription covers all libraries in your group.