This gorgeous antique sterling silver locket dates from the Victorian Aesthetic period, around 1880. It is hand-engraved on the front in a romantic ivy pattern (in Victorian symbolism the clinging ivy speaks of everlasting love & eternity) along with raised 'V' motifs. The border is decorated in silver discs stamped in star motifs.
The locket opens from the side to reveal 2 silver picture frames, black satin liners & clear acetate photo covers. The locket has a generously sized teardrop shaped bale that is nice and puffy with a wide bore opening so you can happily attach a heavy duty chain to match her character (please note the chain shown is not included).
A beautiful 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: locket 2-1/4" (5.7cm) tall measured with bail, 1-3/8" (3.5cm) wide, 10mm deep. Will accommodate photos approx. 1-1/2" by 1" (3.5x2.5cm)
HALLMARKS: stamped 'JR' makers mark, not stamped for metal content, acid tested and verified sterling silver
ERA: Victorian circa, 1880
WEIGHT: 13.7 grams
CONDITION: in very good antique condition. There is light tarnish and surface scratching as to be expected from an antique piece and it closes tightly with a solid snap. Please see the photos. This locket has been professionally cleaned and polished, it's ready to wear or to give as a gift.
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Materials: Sterling Silver.