The style of embellishment we see here is often referred to as "Victorian Aesthetic" due to it's popularity during Queen Victoria's reign between 1837 and 1902
This beautiful antique Silver locket is a stunning example of Victorian repousse work- where the locket is painstakingly embossed with wonderful detail & texture.
Certainly a statement piece, it measures 5cm long excluding the bale!
The central panel is beautifully engraved with an ivy leaf pattern, surrounded by a wonderful detailed star-spangled border and a beaded edge. The ivy leaf was extremely popular during the 1800's as a symbol of faith, fidelity and the enduring love of marriage and thus would make a fitting romantic gift or wedding present.
Full of charm & excellent aged patina. This locket would make a wonderful new addition to any jewellery box.
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MEASUREMENTS: This locket large, measuring 40mm x 50mm not including the bale
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver 925
HALLMARKS: Makers mark "LBRS", Lion passant for Sterling Silver, Birmingham anchor assay mark, Date letter "H" for 1882
CONDITION: Very Good
What an incredible example! This locket is in excellent condition. The hinge is tight, the locket closes firmly and the bale is nice and sturdy. The Silver is free from any major scratches or dings and it looks fantastic from all angles, especially when worn.
This locket also features original metal frames built into the structure of the locket on both sides to hold two fairly large portrait photographs, although the original glass is not present.
There is some oxidisation to the inside of the locket although this would be hidden when photographs are added, and doesn't detract from it's beauty whatsoever. To summarise, this is a rare and characterful locket featuring some classic Victorian themes in wonderful condition, ready to be worn and treasured!
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