Victorian Gold Mizpah Locket Pendant

From Genesis 31:49:
And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

Oh, those lovely sentimental Victorians, they did love any kind of symbolism, whether it was ivy leaves to say ‘I cling to thee’ or flowers to express ‘forget me not’, from horseshoe for luck to hearts and birds for love. They were especially fond of the term ‘Mizpah’ and a locket like this would have been given from one lover to another to indicate their endearment during a period of separation, or sometimes as a mourning token when separated by death.

This fantastic Mizpah locket is one of the nicest that I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. It is fully repousséd on the front with a deep pattern and the word ‘Mizpah’ and is beautifully engraved on the back. The locket is a wonderful not too big, not too small size and is hand crafted with wonderful detail in 9 karat gold. It measures 45 mm long and 28.7 mm across, and weighs 11.4 grams. It has two inside frames to hold photos. The locket is unmarked but has been carefully acid tested to verify it’s content.

The sweet and lovely locket was made in England in about 1880.

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Item ID: LTA23409VA



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