No. J-223 - Antique Guatemalan Jewelry
Coin Silver Guardapelo - $285.00

Here is a rare old piece of Guatemalan jewelry that dates back to the 1920's or earlier. It is a guardapelo or hair locket. A hair locket was given to a young lady by her boyfriend when he went away to work. It would contain a lock of his hair. The charms hanging off the locket are the tools that he will provide for her kitcken when they married. The locket also served as a warning to other young men that the the lady was spoken for.

This one is made of coin silver and has very fine detail and workmanship on it. It is in excellent condition. I added the chain to it, the chain is an old mexican silver chain. The Guardapelo measures 2 3/4" wide by 2 1/4" long. The chain is 11 1/2" long.

Postage for this item will be $4.00. Postage includes extra weight for packing, any excess postage charged will be refunded to buyer's Paypal account.


 

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