Banded agate and diamond pendant, 1861
Banded agate and diamond pendant
the oval locket set with a section of banded agate, set to the centre with a cushion-shaped diamond within a star border, opening to reveal a miniature photograph of the Duchess of Kent and a lock of hair, the reverse with the inscription Dear Mama b. Aug 17 1786 | from Albert in remembrance of March 16 1861 | Du warst uns Freud und Glück [You were our joy and happiness]
Length including bail approximately 35mm. Gross weight approximately 15 grams. Some light abrasions. Opens and closes securely. Overall condition good.
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