An absolutely gorgeous vintage Thai sterling silver locket in a nice large size which opens to reveal a decorative interior with wide bordered picture frames inside. Thailand has a long history of producing great quality silver jewellery using traditional workmanship and this piece is a fine example. The locket is stamped with a tiny set of British hallmarks on the front that tell us this piece was imported into London in 1975. .
The locket is an extremely attractive rectangular book shape and beautifully made, it is engraved on the back and front in an ornate floral flourish pattern and it has a generous fan shaped bale with scallop edges, the design is very much in the Art Nouveau style that was enjoying a revival in the 1970s.
The locket has removable picture frames with rims rather than the typical flat photo holders which is a nice design feature and gives you more room behind for other keepsakes like locks of hair. The locket benefits from a durable hinge that runs the entire length of the locket and it has a nub closure that shuts the locket tightly with a very solid click. The locket suspends from a heavy duty vintage Belcher chain that is also stamped with British hallmarks on one of the end rings.
A fabulous sterling silver statement locket necklace in an unusual shape, it will last a lifetime and ready to wear right out of the box!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
MEASUREMENTS: locket 1-7/8" (4.8cm) tall including bail, 1" (2.5cm) wide, 7.25mm deep. Chain 18" (45cm)
HALLMARKS: locket stamped 'Thailand' and 'Sterling' inside, stamped on the front '925', 'omega' import symbol for London, date letter 'A' for 1975 and 'GC' sponsors mark. Chain stamped with full set on British hallmarks on one end ring (which are too small for us to read) and 'Sterling' on the clasp
DATE: 1970s (dated 1975)
WEIGHT: total 16.5 grams (locket 12.8 grams, chain 3.7 grams)
CONDITION: in excellent condition!
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Materials: Sterling Silver.