True Victorian Gold Filled Lion Locket on 16" Chain, 1800's, signed F & B
Antique Victorian Gold Filled Foster & Bailey Lion Locket Necklace- late 1878-1897. This is a left hinged locked with a repousse lion head with garnet like beaded eyes and a red/orange rhinestone in his mouth. The locket is signed F & B on the inside of the lid - F & B is Foster and Bailey, a company from Providence, Rhode Island from 1878 through 1897. This is a true vintage find. The locket has a kingly lion on the front - raised with stone eyes and a stone in his mouth - the mouth is not an original stone. It is a great piece. Gold filled with some minimal surface wear typical of a piece over 100 years old and older than I imagine any human - although there might be one or two close to this. The locket from the bale down is 1.25" and side-to-side it is 1". This came from a PA estate sale where a woman had collected pieces and had traveled the country and world. There are others out there like this or similar that I've seen selling for $235.00. It is gold filled and on a 16" chain with the old style spring clasp. It is in good condition given it's age. See photos.
Lot Loc. Win.18.104.22.168x1
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