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c1880 Rare Bearded Koi Locket

c1880 Rare Bearded Koi Locket

This beautifully hand-worked locket from around 1880 is rare for its motif, a koi fish with a bearded, dragon-like head! The details are delicately hand carved, while the general picture is made through a repouseé process of molding the metal by punching it through the back. It is mostly rolled gold, though the tops are solid gold. Rarer still is the way that they created a striped pattern of rose gold and yellow gold on the front! The eyes are garnet cabochons. The locket swivels open, and does not have any type of closure. It measures about 1 inch in diameter.

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Regular price $165.00 USD Sale