A splendid antique Victorian aesthetic Silver locket in superb condition for its age!
This beautiful antique locket would was made in England in the year 1893 under the reign of Queen Victoria, and is one of the most unusual lockets we've ever seen here at Lillicoco!
It's a stunning example of Victorian repousse work, where the locket is painstakingly embossed with wonderful detail & texture.
This style of embellishment is often referred to as "Victorian Aesthetic" due to its popularity during Queen Victoria's reign between 1837 and 1902. And we can understand why they loved it so much!
As you can see a combination of patterns and textures, embossed sections and parts in relief create a detailed and lively jewel.
In the centre you can see fine & detailed engraving work of a foliate design has been expertly applied by hand. The different tiers add light and shadow to create a wonderful dramatic appearance and of course the gorgeous perfectly beaded border is typical of the Victorian Era.
Full of charm and a wonderful statement piece!
This gorgeous antique locket has a regal, Gothic style that can be worn and enjoyed for many decades to come!
You can add a heavy Silver belcher chain to your order at the checkout or by request.
ERA: Victorian c.1893
MEASUREMENTS: The body of the locket measures 45mm tall x 36mm wide x 13mm thick.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: Makers mark "G.F" , Lion Passant for Sterling Silver, Birmingham anchor assay mark, Date letter "t" for 1893. The bale is also hallmarked for Sterling Silver.
CONDITION: Very Good
This stunning piece of Victorian craftsmanship is in wonderful condition throughout. The hinge is in excellent condition and the locket closes firmly. It features what appears to be the original glass covers on both sides, which is very rare for a locket of this age, and one Silver frame.
The Silver is in lovely condition throughout with no significant scratches or dings. The beautiful aged patina in the recesses helps the detail really stand out and absolutely adds to its beauty. There are two tiny pin-holes in the front of the locket (to the raised, arrow-like patterns to the East and West), but they don't detract from the durability or beauty of the piece.
There is a slight twist in the bale which could be easily repaired if desired, but we've left it as it is since we feel that it only adds to its charm. Overall, a gorgeous and unique locket ready to be worn and enjoyed!
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