About the dealer

Strictly by appointment only

About the object

VICTORIAN Scottish Gold Hair Locket Badge. 
Scotland. Circa 1880. 

The family crest of a seated winged mythical beast looking left is engraved on the front of the locket. This is a 'Momento Mori' locket for a deceased loved one. The reverse shows a locket of grey hair under glass. There is a loop to attach a ribbon or chain in order to hang around the neck, there is also a sturdy clasp to wear the locket as a brooch. 

Motto: 'HONESTA AUDAX' 

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.7 inches (43cm)

Condition report

Very good and commensurate with age.