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Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Queen Victoria's Locket circa 1861

Gold locket with onyx, diamond and enamel design, with hair and photograph contained inside | 3.7 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm (whole object) | RCIN 65301

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This small gold memorial locket is set with a central oval onyx, black on white, with diamond star set in plain gold border with blue enamel inscription, 'Die reine Seele schwingt sich auf zu Gott', roughly translated as 'The pure soul flies up above to the Lord'. The locket opens to reveal hair on one side and a hand-coloured photograph of Prince Albert by Camille Silvy on the other, both under glass.