Antique Victorian 15ct Gold Large Memorial Morning Locket ‘Henrietta Ross’ 1870

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We are thrilled to offer not one but two poignant memorial lockets belonging to the same family -  Henrietta Ross (1816-1870), and her brother George Lockhart Ross (1814-1863).

 Naturally we would love to see them stay together, however we will be offering these two lockets separately.

One of, if not the most beautiful and large double paned opening memorial ticket we’ve had the pleasure of offering, this large locket measures a drop of 6cm with the bale (5 x 4cm without), and opening to reveal a space measuring a very deep 1.2cm.

This is no light weight locket, substantially made and weighing 24 grams, with a bale wide enough to accommodate a large gauge chain.

Given her depth inside we feel this locket could become a spectacular ‘shaker’ locket perhaps for a treasured floral arrangement? Or of course beloved photos.

History of Henrietta Ross

Sacred to the memory of HENRIETTA ROSS, third daughter of the late George Ross (senior) Advocate, one of the Judges of the Consistorial Court of Scotland, born 3 Nov 1816, died 11 Oct 1870.

Henrietta Ross
3 Nov 1816
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
11 Oct 1870 (aged 53)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Grange Cemetery
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland



5cm x 4cm without bale
Drop with bale 6cm
Deep - 1.2cm
Bale internal diameter approx 8mm

24.7 Grams

XRF tested as 15ct

‘Henrietta Ross died 11th October 1870’

Very good to excellent antique condition.  Original panes, minor marks only.  Gold is a beautiful rosy yellow hue.  Inscription is lovely and beautifully engraved.  Opens and closes very securely.  Incredible early locket.


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