Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gutta Percha locket

Thanks to madamekat for pointing me to the ebay auction for this gutta percha locket! It's really pretty. According to the internets, gutta percha "was one of the first plastic materials. It was made from a mixture of resins from Malaysian trees." It was molded and used for various things in Victorian times. I'm not sure when this locket dates from. Mid-1800s?

It's in really good condition and came with an antique silk ribbon and a picture in it!


  1. Since I couldn't buy it, I was so happy that this gorgeous locket went to someone I know. I get to see it once in a while!

  2. @Kat - Aw, thank you! You do find the best stuff - wish it would have been yours too.