This gorgeous antique sterling silver padlock is a lovely example of Victorian jewellery, and it is very unusual in that it's set with a cabochon of Whitby jet inlaid in a floral glass micro-mosaic panel.
A rare bird dating to around 1860 this very wearable piece will look incredible worn on a chain using the silver loop or you can remove the loop and use it to fasten chain bracelets and necklaces or attach it to a dog-clip guard chain
We have added a new Italian sterling silver fine chain for immediate wear but there are infinite possibilities for this beautifully versatile Victorian silver padlock, a unique gift for the lover of antique jewellery and collectors of Whitby Jet!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, glass mosaic
GEMSTONE: Whitby Jet
MEASUREMENTS: padlock 1" (2.5cm) wide and tall, chain 18" (46cm)
HALLMARKS: stamped with a 'lion passant' for sterling on the loop, the padlock isn't marked and we have acid tested and confirmed sterling silver
DATE: Victorian, circa 1860
WEIGHT: padlock 4.4 grams without the chain
CONDITION: In good antique condition with some light surface wear commensurate with age including nibbles around the edge of the Jet which is expected with this gemstone and is really only noticeable under close magnification, please see the photos. The padlock functions perfectly. Please note it is only the fine necklace chain that is included with the purchase.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Glass Micro Mosaic, Whitby Jet.