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Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« on: Thursday 05 November 15 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help re this photo in terms of period of history? I have photographed this framed picture which I think was a photo touched up with oil paints of my great grandmother Jane.

I am also curious as to the chain/pendant she is wearing. The pendant opens up to allow space for a couple of portraits.

See the other photo for a close up of the pendant. Is there a Masonic connection?

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Re: Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 November 15 14:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi...and welcome to Rootschat...your photo didn't attach....it needs to be below the allowed 500kbs....try again giving the file a new name.
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Re: Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 November 15 15:04 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Carol. I am using a iPad so am a bit stuck! Have asked for help!

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 November 15 18:48 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I can't be more helpful but attaching photos from an I pad isn't easy as you have no control over the image size.
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Re: Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 November 15 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Just sending you a private message Border..
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Re: Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 November 15 15:09 GMT (UK) »
To help Border searcher with images and adding on here (I struggled for so long until I 'got' it - happy always to help  ;)).

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Re: Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 November 15 15:27 GMT (UK) »
And...great grandmother Jane's painting below:

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Re: Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 November 15 15:43 GMT (UK) »
There is no obvious iconography on the pendant or chain to suggest it relates to an organisation or society.  It is difficult to tell from the photo but the central design looks as if it could be floral.  My instinct is that the central design may have had some personal significance (flowers for my beloved??)

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Re: Mysterious pendant-Masonic connection?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 06 November 15 16:15 GMT (UK) »
I can't see any Masonic symbolism there either but if you google "victorian locket necklace book chain" you can see lots of similar chains and lockets  ;)
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