An exceptional and incredibly beautiful antique English sterling silver locket hallmarked T & Co., 1876.
Superb quality the locket is fashioned in an exuberant Baroque design carpeted with faceted silver studs. The front is heavily textured and features a raised 'guiding star' studded motif framed in millegrain silver beads and a sawtooth outline. A large sized teardrop shaped bail that fits into a banded slot on the yoke at the top adds to her overall luxurious appearance.
The reverse of the locket is gently curved and it opens from the side to reveal a silver picture frame, satin covered cardboard liner and clear acetate cover in one side. There is another satin liner in the other side and no frame but it does have an inner rim so you can tuck a photo underneath to keep it in place.
Fully hallmarked, this celestial Victorian Baroque locket will look incredible paired with a substantial silver chain to match her character and she is bound to become the literal star in your antique jewellery collection!
MATERIALS: sterling silver
MEASUREMENTS: locket 2-1/2" (6.5cm) tall (top to bottom), 1-1/2" (4cm) wide, 12.2mm deep
HALLMARKS: stamped with a worn hallmark on the back of the locket 'lion passant' for sterling, sideways 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'b' for 1876 and makers mark 'T&Co'. Stamped with a lion passant on the bale and on the picture frame
Date: Victorian, circa 1870
WEIGHT: 16 grams
CONDITION: in very good condition throughout. The silver is bright and gleaming, the bead and stud work is damage free. She has some wear and scratches to the back and and some minor dings commensurate with age. Most importantly, she shuts securely with a solid click.
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Materials: Sterling Silver.