This is by far and away one of the most well kept Aesthetic lockets we've seen!
A genuine antique from the Victorian era it's hallmarked for the year 1893, and was made in the English town of Birmingham. Both the locket and frames are solid Sterling Silver and the fantastic condition is testament to the craftsmanship of time.
It has a lovely scene of a Japanese style landscape, complete with striking geometric patterns and a charming bird in flight.
The whole thing is brought to life by the textured repousse border, as was customary of the time. We love the contrast between the beaded halo and the edges that look like the battlements of a castle!
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It's a medium sized locket so is great for daily wear, but is also big enough to make a statement if you like your jewellery to be a bit more interesting.
It would make a rare and thoughtful gift for any occasion, for a birthday, christening, anniversary or perhaps even a wedding gift?!
The chain is not included. We have a great selection of Silver chains in different styles and lengths. If you'd like to add one to your order just let us know.
ERA: Victorian -1880
MEASUREMENTS: This locket measures 32mm wide x 40mm long
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: Lion Passant for Sterling Silver, Birmingham Assay, italic Date letter "F" for 1880, Maker's Mark "J.F".
This locket is in fabulous antique condition. The bird and landscape engraving on the front is extremely crisp, as is the repousse embossing, which is a very rare find. The hinge is good and strong, as is the bale, so the locket stays closed when worn and will stand up well to daily wear. All of the parts are original and antique.
There is one original frame and two perspex "windows" inside to keep a precious photograph secure. The locket has an attractive high shine polish and is in good, clean condition so you can wear it straight away!
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We deliver all jewellery 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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