Victorian "Drawn from a Plaice" Opera Glass Locket

Regular price $2,450.00

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MATERIALS: 14k gold (tests), glass, gold opera glasses charm, new 14k gold chain

AGE: c. 1880

SIZE: 1 1/2" length including the bale, 1" diameter, 3/8" depth, 18" chain.

A plaice is a fish. So ostensibly, M.A. Wilson caught a fish in 1880 and while cleaning it he found this miniature opera glass charm in its belly. And apparently he was so delighted he had a custom gold locket made for it and had it engraved "Drawn from a plaice by M.A. Wilson 1880."