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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

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DATING VINTAGE LOCKETS
1800s to mid- 1900s

 


VICTORIAN LOCKETS
1837-1900

A larger size and wide collars are typical of lockets from the Victorian era. The best of the Victorian lockets have matching collars and lockets with photo fittings inside, wide decorated collars with the "Y piece in place, and perhaps hallmarks. With the "Y", they can be worn at a shorter or longer length, a flexibility that many collectors enjoy. These were all made in around the 1860-80s, and the motifs and styles were amazingly varied.
 

 

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a brooch and locket on chain, 2-1/2" by 4". In pen on the back is marked "taken Nov. 1878". "W.P. Glaisby, Suppiergate, York".   View   View   #Vkph28

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a locket on a black ribbon, a ring and a brooch, 2-1/2" by 4". "Robinson & Thompson, 57 Church Street, Liverpool, 32 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead".   View   #Vkph21

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a silver locket on a thick chain. "J.W.Thomas, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales", 2-1/2" by 4".  View   View   #Vkph14

 

  

VICTORIAN vulcanite fuchsia oval 1-7/8" locket on 28" chain. View View #V27201

        VICTORIAN vulcanite locket with fuchsia flowers, 4 photo compartments, 2-1/8". See page 26 in Helen Muller's "Jet Jewellery and Ornaments".  View   #V25284

VICTORIAN vulcanite 2" locket on 4-1/2" of chain.    View   View  #V25357  

 

VICTORIAN banded agate locket set in yellow gold tone, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3" and 5/8" thick with a 1/2" bail.   View   View  #V36424

VICTORIAN gilt AEI locket with fittings for one photo, 1-5/8" by 1-1/2" on a 20th century later-added 24" gold tone chain, which is included free of charge. "AEI" stands for Amity, Eternity and Infinity, or everlasting love or friendship.  View   View   View   #V37073

VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold and garnet cabochon pendant with photo opening on the back, 1-1/3" by 1-1/8". This is an extra lovely garnet with wonderful color and the detailed edging around the locket is gorgeous.  View   #V36330

 

VICTORIAN sterling silver locket hallmarked for Birmingham 1881 and silver collar with star center and beaded edges, locket 1-5/8" by 1-1/3" with fittings for two photos, collar 19" by 3/8".  View   View   View   View   #V36203 VICTORIAN gorgeous sterling silver locket with gold overlay and both applied and engraved designs, hallmarked Birmingham 1880 and maker W&Co. underneath each glass inside. The locket itself is 1-5/8" by 1-1/3", loop 5/8". This is a fabulous locket with fittings for two photos inside, one tiny dimple on the back.   View   View   View   #V36642  VICTORIAN sterling silver locket and silver chain, locket has an etched roses and leaves design and a lovely scalloped edge, space inside for two photos but no fittings, circa 1880s, AJS WSS maker marks on the back of the locket and "silver" marked on the loop, locket 1-3/4" by 1-3", loop 1/2" and chain 16" by 1/4". The locket is sterling and the collar a bit lower than sterling.  View   View   View   #V36202 

 

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing silver heart brooch with beaded edge, 2-1/2" by 4". Marked on front, "W.T.&F. Gowhaus, Lendal, York".  View   #Vkph6

VICTORIAN sterling bird locket and silver collar, chain 17" by 1/2", locket 1-7/8" by 1-1/3". Only the locket is hallmarked Birmingham 1882 with the maker mark illegible. Beautifully etched design and detailed edge.   View   View   View   View   #V33644

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a bull's eye brooch and locket on a chain. Stamped on the back, "F. Hawkins, 4&5 Holgate Road, York", 2-1/2" by 4".   View   #Vkph7

 

VICTORIAN 1887 Roddin Catalogue page 134
"Fine rolled gold plate neck chains". All in the top row have capped edges.
VICTORIAN gilt buckle locket with lovely etched scrolls and leaves, beaded detail, fittings inside for two photos but only one glassine cover, locket 2" by 1-5/8", loop 5/8", on a lovely collar with a fan on each link, circa 1880s, 19" by 1/2". A similar collar can be seen in the Roddin Catalogue 1887-89.   #V36643 VICTORIAN 1887 Roddin Catalogue page 133
"Rolled gold plate neck chains, full length" showing both Roman polished gold and roller and engraved links with capped edge..

 

From the Ben Allen Catalogue, 1899 FOB LOCKETS
"FINE solid gold lockets... we can furnish any initials."

  GOLD TONE square fob locket with rhinestone engraved "ARN", circa 1900.   View   View  #Y22832

From the Ben Allen Catalogue, 1899
SOLID gold slide lockets.

 


EDWARDIAN LOCKETS
1900-1920

Art Nouveau is a favorite of this era, with it's swirling designs and lovely lady motifs. Lockets are a bit smaller now and are worn on a chain rather than a wide collar. Simple heart and oval shapes are also popular, with the elongated oval shape being very collectible now. 
 

 

 

 

 ART NOUVEAU gold tone locket with lady face profile so beautifully typical of the era, with fittings inside for two photographs, 1". It is engraved in flowing script "EWH" on the back. Her smile is lovely.  View    View   #V62869

          LOCKET "C Co." 2-1/3" Art Nouveau gold tone locket with purple rhinestone, mounted on a 23" chain, circa 1915.  View   View   View   #Q24984

LION and castle locket and drape embossed locket with clear rhinestone accent, engraved initials "JA" on the back, faded vintage photos inside with covers, 1".   View   View   #V35638

 

 

  ART NOUVEAU gold filled embossed violets round locket with gray rhinestones, circa 1910. Similar lockets can be seen in the 1906 Daniel Low & Co Catalogue. Locket 1-1/8" and chain 16".   View   View   View   #Y3682     GOLD TONE engraved scrolls and flowers long oval locket, maker's mark "JJS" inside for J. J. Sommer Co., circa 1930. They is light wear on the edge, which does not detract. The locket is 1" by 2-1/2" and the chain is 29". There are fittings for two photographs inside, and there are very shallow dimples on the back.  View   View   View   View   #Y3681    ART NOUVEAU yellow gold filled round locket with deeply embossed flowers and gray rhinestones. Engraved "JVS" on back, circa 1910, locket 1-1/4" and chain 16". There is a fitting frame for one photograph inside, and there is light wear on the edges. Similar lockets can be seen in the 1906 Daniel Low & Co Catalogue.  View   View   View    #Y22933

 

FM Co 1-1/8" round locket with smoke rhinestones and etched design.  View    View  #Y21476 "Lockets carried in 10k and 14k gold for neck chains."
Page 113
J.R. Wood & Sons Catalogue, 1919
ART NOUVEAU FC Co. gold filled locket, motif of a woman with red and white paste pendant with question mark, 1-1/2".   View   View   View   #V34612

 


DECO LOCKETS
1920-30

Streamlined designs, geometric forms and simple motifs characterize this era.
 

 

DECO silver locket with chain and the hinge at the top and marked "HB&S" for the maker and "silver" on the back. HB&S may be for the maker Birmingham England jewelry maker "Herbert Bushell & Son Ltd, who worked in the first half of the 20th century. Both the shape and the lines take you right back to the 1930's. The locket has a fitting inside for a photo and is 1-1/2" by 1-3/16" and the chain is a later added 16-1/2" sterling chain.    View   View   #N37667

DECO oval silver locket with chain and the hinge at the top and marked "HB&S" for the maker and "silver" on the back. HB&S may be for the maker Birmingham England jewelry maker "Herbert Bushell & Son Ltd, who worked in the first half of the 20th century. Both the shape and the lines take you right back to the 1930's. The locket has room inside for a photo but no ring to hold it in place. It is 1-1/4" by 3/4" and the chain is a later added 16-1/2" sterling chain.    View   View   #N37668 

DECO silver locket with chain and the hinge at the top and marked "HB&S" for the maker and "silver" on the back. HB&S may be for the maker Birmingham England jewelry maker "Herbert Bushell & Son Ltd, who worked in the first half of the 20th century. Both the shape and the lines take you right back to the 1930's. The locket has a fitting inside for a photo and is 1-1/4" by 1" and the chain is a later added 15" sterling chain.     View   View   #N37669

 

 
DECO silver locket with chain and the hinge at the top and marked "HB&S" for the maker and "silver" on the back. HB&S may be for the maker Birmingham England jewelry maker "Herbert Bushell & Son Ltd, who worked in the first half of the 20th century. Both the shape and the lines take you right back to the 1930's. The locket has a fitting inside for a photo and is 1-1/8" by 1" and a 24" chain marked "silver" on the clasp.   View   View   #N37670 DECO sterling rectangular locket hallmarked for London, England, and the date letter for 1925, 1" by 3/4". It folds out and has fittings to hold a photo inside. The chain is a newer sterling 20" chain.  View   View   #V38307   

 


1940-50s LOCKETS
The 50's had a wide variety of designs in lockets as well as in the metals and colors that were used. My personal favorites of this time period are the Hobe lockets with  wonderful rhinestones and semi-precious gems set in hand made wire work.
 

 

STURDY 1/20 12K-GF (gold filled) Lockets.
De-LUXE Hand-Made Lockets
Benjamin Allen & Co. Catalogue, 1951
HEART shaped 12k gold filled locket, circa 1950, 1-1/4".     View   View   #Y27937 DELTAH "PEARLS" with lockets ad from unidentified 1950 magazine-
Jarmila Novotna, opera singer  

 

HOBE Austro-Hungarian style locket with blue, red and white enamel and blue cabochons 20" chain and 3/4" by 1-1/8" locket with fittings inside for photos but no plastic covers.   View   View   #O35475
 
 HOBE style sterling vermeil locket with pink, rose, clear and purple rhinestones, 2-5/8" by 1-1/2". There are unusual unidentified hallmarks on the back of the locket, which also shows wear on the back only (see picture).  View   View   View   View  #O29809   HOBE style but unsigned sterling locket with gold wash, pink, blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones and dangles, locket front with lovely applied flower motif, 2-1/4". I cannot decide whether or not I think Hobe did this piece, but it charming and unusual nonetheless. The locket opens from the front so you don't have to take the brooch off to see a picture.  View  View  #O36421  

 

LOCKET Victorian round gold tone locket with rhinestone starburst center and photo and dried flowers inside, 1", finish as is, but the sentiment is wonderful!  View   View      #Y26000 1939 Benjamin Allen Catalogue page 114.
"Solid gold lockets and chains" some with diamonds.
VICTORIAN revival gold tone 1-1/2" locket on 24" chain.   View   View   View   #V50779 

 

   
  1939 Benjamin Allen Catalogue page 115>
"The Mayflower Locket", as startling as the landing by the Pilgrims. Lift the novel disappearing front to open, may be worn open to display the picture".
 

 

 

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