This beautiful quality vintage English hallmarked vintage locket with its distinctive design puts us in mind of the Arts & Crafts jewellery of the Art Nouveau era.
The locket is a fairly large size and features a cut out openwork front, rather like a vinaigrette pendant. Applied raised motifs in bright polished silver against a stippled and oxidised (blackened) background add to the intricate detailing. This gorgeous open fronted design along with a pillowed/puffy profile gives the locket a 3-dimensional appearance that is both unusual and very attractive.
The locket opens from the side to reveal 2 fairly deep compartments with black paper liners, there is lots of room for photos or other precious keepsakes that you may have. The picture rings are fixed in place so photos simply tuck behind them to keep them in place. The locket has generous fan-shaped bale with fluted edges that adds to the lovely decorative appeal and it suspends from a high quality sterling silver Belcher chain that is also oxidised to match the locket.
Wonderfully tactile with a gorgeous antiqued patina this locket necklace is lovely condition with minimal wear. The hinge in perfect order with the locket closing with a solid snap. Please see the photos and excuse the odd dark reflections.
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout
MEASUREMENTS: locket stands 1-7/8" (4.5cm) tall including the bale, 1-1/8" (2.8cm) wide and 12.5mm deep. Chain 18" (45cm)
WEIGHT: 15 grams total
HALLMARKS: locket stamped on bale '925', 'anchor' for Birmingham, '925-scales' logo (the International Hallmarking Convention quality mark) and an unclear makers mark. Also stamped '925' inside the locket. The chain stamped '925'
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Materials: Sterling Silver.