This wonderful antique locket would was made in England in the year 1881 under the reign of Queen Victoria.
It's a stunning example of repousse work where the locket is embossed with wonderful detail & texture. This style of embellishment is often referred to as "Victorian Aesthetic" due to it's 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 of ivy leaves have has been expertly applied by hand.
The different tiers add light and shadow to create a wonderful dramatic appearance and of course the gorgeous crimped border is typical of the Victorian Era.
Full of charm, it's a wonderful gift or new addition to your jewellery box.
A selection of chains can be added at the checkout.
ERA: Victorian -1881
MEASUREMENTS: 40 x 28mm excluding the bale.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: Maker's Mark "GF", the Lion Passant for Sterling Silver, Birmingham assay, italic date letter "g" for the year 1881.
This locket is in incredible condition given its age! After 136 years the locket still opens and closes well . It is a little stiff to open but has the full range of movement and snaps shut tight with a satisfying "click"!
There is a little age related wear and a few small dings to the back but you can't see these when worn. There are no damage, dents or pinholes to the repousse work to the front. Inside we see two original Sterling Silver frames and two plastic "windows" to keep your photographs safe. To the outside the dark patina gives the piece it's authentic antique charm. The over-sized bale is as strong and sturdy as ever, and will certainly stand up to daily wear for many decades to come!
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