Vintage Victorian Bates & Bacon Locket - Large Rectangular Pendant Necklace on Long Chain - Pinstripes w/ Monogram cursive JLM on Front

$60.00

Lovely Victorian gold filled locket by the Bates & Bacon jewelry company of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This antique locket in a rectangular shape is a classic piece of early 20th century jewelry and features a pinstripe design around a central oval shape. The oval shape has a monogram inside that appears to be the cursive initials JLM. On the inside, both frames are intact. The back is plain with no design and as such, shows more wear. The bale is a solid loop with no design.

The locket opens from the top and has the hinge on the bottom. This retro locket is hallmarked for the Bates & B on the inner well.

NOTE: The Bates & Bacon Company was in business from approximately beginning in the late 1800s. Joseph M. Bates partnered with George M. Bacon in Attleboro, MA in 1868. Bates and Bacon (B&B) started making gold watch cases in 1884. A few years later, the company was bought out by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co. However, the B&B name continued to be used for certain items.

Measures:
The locket is approximately 1 1/8" long x 7/8" wide.

Weighs:
15.6 grams

Condition:
In nice antique condition with more wear on the back than the front. Some light use marks/wear commensurate with antique age - see photos for detail. Item's price reflects condition.

Marked:
Locket - Bates & B on inside well
Chain - 1/20 14K GF on the spring ring clasp



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