A gold, enamel, pearl and rose diamond locket, French, circa 1880.

This unusual oval locket is set with an enamelled miniature of a Pharaoh wearing an elaborate diamond-set head-dress.

It sits within a border of pearls and diamonds, beneath an enamelled cresting and the glazed compartment on the reverse may have been intended to carry a lock of hair.

It carries a French gold assay mark.


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