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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Locket

1871-1872 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A jeweller made this locket to commemorate someone who had died. The back of it is inscribed 'In remembrance of L.B.F. Oct 7th 1871, from C.G.S.F.'. The widowed husband of the woman in the photograph probably bought the locket and gave it as a keepsake to one of his wife's close friends or relations. Lockets were particularly fashionable items of jewellery from about 1860 to1880 and they have remained popular ever since.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, brilliant-cut diamonds and enamel
Brief Description
Locket of gold, diamonds and enamel, England, 19th century.
Physical Description
Locket of gold, diamonds and enamel, decorated with an initial L on the exterior. Inside a photograph of a young woman on the left and a lock of hair on the right.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.4cm
  • Width: 3.3cm
  • Depth: 1.2cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Mrs O. C. Leveson-Gower
Subjects depicted
Summary
A jeweller made this locket to commemorate someone who had died. The back of it is inscribed 'In remembrance of L.B.F. Oct 7th 1871, from C.G.S.F.'. The widowed husband of the woman in the photograph probably bought the locket and gave it as a keepsake to one of his wife's close friends or relations. Lockets were particularly fashionable items of jewellery from about 1860 to1880 and they have remained popular ever since.
Collection
Accession Number
M.11-1972

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record createdJanuary 16, 2003
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