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Old 01-08-2017, 11:26 AM
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Default Any Idea of Locket's Age?

Found this fragment of a locket while detecting around a 1860's (or possibly earlier) derelict house. The house had been occupied as a summer residence up until recent years. Also found some 1940's through 1960's coins, a couple old pocket watch inner parts, complete parts of a 1892 patented harmonica, and some random harmonica reeds at the site.

The locket appears to be made of copper or brass.

Can anyone give an 'educated' guess of its age?

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Old 01-08-2017, 11:41 AM
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No idea on age,but that's one cool find..congrats
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:43 AM
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Hmm well I'm going with mid 1800's-early 1900's.

Why? I collect and repair antique pocket watches and this type of design work is similar to what I have seen on pocket watches of that age.

Of course it's possible to be more modern with a retro thing going on ..but I don't think so, I'm sticking with my initial date range until someone proves differently.

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Old 01-08-2017, 04:10 PM
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That is an awesome piece. The design shouts vintage/victorian to me, however I have no expertise in this excepting other finds I have with such ornate markings. I have cosmetic cases, a sewing tape measure and gas light tap that have the same look/vibe and these are from the 1800's. Great post.

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