Marie Antoinette and her Two Children by Pierre Alexandre Wille
May 27, 2011
What else would you do with a lock of Marie Antoinetteˈs hair?
Believe it or not, this locket is not for sale on Etsy! Its home is with the British Museum (a very good one) yet I swear it would make a great contemporary piece. This locket was made complete with key and mini lock. The locket is somewhat heart shaped, with a delicate filigree design in thin metal along the edges. What almost looks like a cut crystal is hinged at the top and secured by the lock. Inside is a blond lock of hair and note that reads:
A lock of hair of MARIE ANTOINETTE, Queen of FRANCE given by her to Lady Abercorn by whom it was given to her sister Lady Julia Lockwood, whose daughter Lady Napier gave it to W.S. 1853.