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.
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