ANTIQUE / VINTAGE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS AND OTHER FRATERNAL LOCKETS / WATCH FOBS, LOT OF 11, each piece gold-filled/toned having one or more applied emblems to one or both sides with many having enameled decoration, fraternal orders/societies including Knights of Pythias, Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection (OOH&P), and the Daughters of Rebekah, comprising ten lockets including four with rhinestones and one with garnet stones, and one fob/pendant for Uniform Rank having an Art Nouveau design to reverse with rhinestone. Most with maker's marks, including locket with swastika motif to back marked "W&H / Co" in a heart cartouche possibly for Wightman & Hough Co. of Providence, RI, locket with Masonic emblem marked for S. & B. Lederer Co. of Providence, RI, locket with embossed scrolled decoration to reverse marked for R.B. MacDonald & Co., Inc. of Attleboro, MA, locket with garnets marked for J. J. Sommer Co. of North Attleboro, MA. Late 19th/first half 20th century. Largest 1 3/4" D.
Most in good to very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections including worn spots to gold finish, spots of oxidation, nicks, one or a few minute/small dents, and/or one or a few flakes/losses to enamel; largest locket with loss to one emblem; swastika locket and fob/pendant each lacking one rhinestone; locket with embossed scrolled decoration to reverse having solder repairs and unable to stay closed.
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