Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case
Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case

Antique Antebellum Era Daguerreotype Double Locket - Pocket Watch Style, Gold Filled Case

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This is a circa 1850 double locket in the form of a pocket watch and holding two ambrotype or daguerreotype portraits. The gold filled locket case has two hinged covers featuring both hand engraving and guilloché, or engine turned, engraving. The case itself and even the bail are ornately detailed.

The photographs, possibly of a husband and wife, are each protected by a beveled glass cover. They have been tinted to add a blush tone to the faces and gilded to accent jewelry and buttons.

There are no metal designations or maker's marks on the locket, a tag on the chain indicates 12K gold filled. The chain may not be original to the locket.

Approximately 1 7/8" x 2 5/8" which includes the bail
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Antique condition commensurate with age and use. Small dents and dings to the covers, one of which does not close securely. The photographs are in good condition - the images are strong, typical light deterioration is mainly at the edges. I have not attempted to clean the locket near the photographs for fear of damaging them.
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A note about cleaning and polishing - As collectors of vintage and antique items often value the time imparted patina on metal surfaces, I will leave it to you to decide its appearance. I may lightly polish an area of a piece if tarnish conceals metal purity or makers' marks.

Refer to the images above to see fine details and further assess the condition of this item.

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