This beautiful 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 painstakingly 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 eye-catching jewel.
In the centre you can see fine & detailed engraving of a bouquet of flowers has been expertly applied by hand. The different tiers add light and shadow to create a wonderful dramatic appearance and of course the gorgeous star-spangled border is typical of the Victorian Era.
It's full of charm & excellent aged patina.
A gorgeous antique locket with a Gothic style that deserves a second lease of life!
The chain not included but one can be added at the checkout.
ERA: Victorian -1881
MEASUREMENTS: The locket measures 33mm wide x 42mm long, excluding the over-sized bale.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: Lion Passant for Sterling Silver, Birmingham Anchor, italic date letter "g" for 1881.
CONDITION: Very Good
A sturdy locket that has stood the test of time. Made from Sterling Silver. It's fully hallmarked with the Anchor which demonstrates the item was tested in the Birmingham Assay office & the Lion Passant for Silver.
The Date letter "g" with a Victorian Gothic flourish indicates the item was Assayed in the year 1881. This locket is a genuine antique at 136 years old!
The locket opens and closes tight, and and you can see fits 2 large photographs. The original frames inside are also hallmarked with the Lion Passant.
There are no dents, dings or pin-holes in the locket at all, which is extremely rare for an item of this age, although there is a small repair to the bottom of the bale or hoop. This is fairly inconspicuous but is something to be aware of. If you want to wear it daily I'd suggest having the bale replaced or having a bit more solder applied for added peace of mind.
Would make a Romantic gift or unique new addition to your jewellery box. It's in fantastic condition for it's age and is ready to be worn and enjoyed straight away.
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