One of the most gorgeous Victorian Aesthetic lockets we've ever seen!
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 1901.
The locket is fairly large measuring over 4cm long excluding the jump ring, and really does command a presence.
The design is very decorative, with a plethora of life-like ivy leaves on one side, and a beautiful textured bouquet of flowers and foliage on the other. All of this is then surrounded by an embossed, detailed border which is a visual feast for the eyes!
This is a gorgeous antique locket with a slightly Gothic style perfect or anyone who appreciates the time and craftsmanship that's gone into making this beautiful piece of jewellery.
A selection of chains are available on request.
ERA: Victorian - 1883
MEASUREMENTS: The locket measures 38mm wide x 46mm long
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: Maker's Mark "A&L", the Birmingham Anchor, the Lion Passant for Sterling Silver, date letter italic "i" for the year 1883.
CONDITION: Very Good
A beautiful Victorian locket in very good wearable condition. The hinge is strong as is the solid Silver jump ring, so it will stand up well to regular use. The outstanding engravings back and front as still amazingly crisp, with a beautiful aged patina that picks out the detail.
As with the majority of antiques we see some wear commensurate with age. There are few shallow dents and dings throughout, the most noticeable of which is on the back on the leaf detail (at the 11 o'clock position). The dings are largely camouflaged by the busy engravings and are not noticeable when worn.
There is a little damage to the very top of the locket where the jump ring is attached, probably caused by someone pressing or twisting when attaching the jump ring. However the locket is still structurally sound and will stay securely placed on a chain, so she's ready to enjoy straight away!
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