An exceedingly pretty and sentimental antique English silver heart locket with a raised rose gold snowdrop motif on the front and the back engraved X'mas 1913. It is poignant to think that just 6 short months later the world would be at war.
Dating to the Edwardian era, the locket is fully hallmarked to show us that it was made in Birmingham in 1911. The beautiful design is perfect for a sweetheart at Christmas and it is made of solid sterling silver with a 9ct rose gold accent to the front.
Inside the locket there is space to put two photos and there is the original silver heart frame for the back photo, often these antique lockets only have one frame, the rim on the inside front of the locket serves to anchor the other photo in place.
We have added a new 18" (45cm) sterling silver Belcher chain for immediate wear. If this is too long for you don't fret! We can easily shorten the length by removing some of the small links, just get in touch.
The locket opens and closes securely from the side, and clicks shut tightly to protect the precious contents you will keep inside. It is in good antique condition with light surface wear and some tiny shallow dents that you would expect of any used antique item, please see the photos.
We just love the Christmas theme of this locket, the snowdrop flowers and the sweet seasonal engraving, it is heart shaped too, the perfect locket to gift your sweetheart, or gorgeous for bridal wear!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, 9ct rose gold
MEASUREMENTS: locket 1-1/4" (3cm) tall, 1" (2.4cm) wide and 4.8mm deep, chain 18" (45cm)
WEIGHT: 6.2 grams
HALLMARKS: locket back stamped 'lion passant' for sterling, 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'M' for 1911 and makers mark 'SBROS' for Sydenham Brothers. Locket inside front stamped with the lion passant and date letter. The chain is stamped '925' on clasp
DATE: Edwardian, 1910's
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