This gorgeous antique sterling silver locket dates from the Victorian Aesthetic period, around 1880. It has the benefit of being beautifully hand engraved in distinctively different floral designs on both sides and one side has a pillowed profile with the other having a flat profile so you can wear it either side facing for a completely different look. Two beautiful antique lockets for the price of one!
Exquisitely detailed and nice and deep the pillowed side is engraved in a beautiful Lily pattern framed in an elegant scalloped border. The flat side is engraved in Carnations surrounded by silver beading and a cut-out edge in a turret design. In the Victorian Language of Flowers the Lily says "my love is pure" and the carnation "my heart aches for you" both beautiful sentiments, this locket was bound to have been presented as a token of love!
The locket opens from the side to reveal black & white period photos of a young Victorian couple along with the silver picture frames and clear acetate photo covers. The charming photos could be left in or removed and replaced with your own if you so wished. The locket has a generously sized teardrop shaped bale that is nice and puffy with a wide bore opening so you can happily attach any style of favourite chains (please note the chain shown is not included).
An extremely attractive solid silver antique locket steeped in romance and sentiment, it's a perfect medium to large size too, ideal for daily wear!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
MEASUREMENTS: 2-1/8"/5.5cm tall (bail included), 1-1/4" (3cm) wide, 10mm deep. Will accommodate photos 3.5x2.5cm
HALLMARKS: none, acid tested and verified sterling silver
ERA: Victorian circa, 1880
WEIGHT: 13.7 grams
CONDITION: This beautiful locket remains in beautiful condition with only minor signs of wear and it closes tightly. Any black marks are shadows and reflections.
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Materials: Sterling Silver.