A fine 19K yellow gold folding ball locket with a capacity for four images. The exterior is decorated with a stippled checkerboard pattern with a belt on either side that holds the sphere closed. When the belts are unlatched, the locket opens accordian-style to reveal the inner frames. These lockets have become increasingly difficult to find. The locket is stamped with Portuguese hallmarks for .800 (19.2K) gold.
- Origin: Porto, Portugal, ca. 1938.
- Condition: excellent.
- Dimensions: 13/16" diameter.
- Weight: 16.5 grams.