This wonderful Victorian Silver locket is a genuine antique at 138 years old, and is hallmarked for the English town of Birmingham!
Made from Sterling Silver, it's a quality piece that's a great wearable size and full of the antique Victorian Aesthetic details that we all know and love so much. Skillfully hand engraved on the front is a beautiful wildlife scene of two little song-birds with beautiful detail, and this is surrounded by a border of repousse stars and stylish beaded edges.
The locket has a lovely aged patina that gives the pattern in the recesses a lot of character and depth.
Beautifully romantic and steeped in history, it will make a great gift no matter the occasion!
The chain pictured is not included but one can be added either at the checkout.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: The locket itself is 45mm long and 40mm wide, not including the bale. The bale is about 12mm long.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: The Lion Passant for Sterling Silver, Birmingham assay, date letter "f" for the year 1880. There is also a partial Maker's Mark, "_L".
CONDITION: Very Good
This wonderful Victorian Silver locket is in gorgeous condition for its age. The engraving is still extremely crisp and full of life and the repousse border is still beautiful. In many of these old Victorian lockets the beaded edges get knocked off or dented, but these are all intact. The only reason we haven't given this locket an "excellent" rating is that there is a shallow depression (fittingly placed directly under where the left-hand bird is perching his feet)! This is not very noticeable as its hidden by the engraved design but is just something to be aware of. Inside there are two original Silver frames to keep your photographs securely in place. If you're a stickler for things being absolutely perfect this may not be the locket for you, but if you love your jewellery full of craft, romanticism and history then this one is eternally charming!
We deliver all orders by courier with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. This item comes beautifully presented in a branded Lillicoco box and is securely padded and protected during transit.
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