This Sterling Silver Victorian Locket is a handcrafted masterpiece. Featuring the most incredibly intricate engraving to both the front and rear of the piece. The amount of time it must have taken to make this boggles the mind!
The front of the locket is heavily charged with classic Victorian symbolism. The shield nestled within a buckle and a wreath of leaves. The shield stands for protection, the belt and buckle for eternity and strength, the wreath is for honour and celebration. From this, you can come to your own conclusions as to its meaning...
Often lockets of this age are worn out, but this piece is in pristine condition. It is truly a museum quality item and deserves to be looked after for generations to come.
ERA: Victorian c.1890
MEASUREMENTS: The body of the locket measures 52mm long by 40mm in width. The total length including the bale is 67mm
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver (tested)
HALLMARKS: None present
EXCELLENT: This locket is in such incredible condition throughout. It's as if it has been kept locked away in a velvet lined box for the last hundred years! The hinge is nice and firm, and the locket closes tight with a satisfying snap. There are frames in both sides to keep your photographs secure. All in all, this is one of the finest Silver lockets that we've ever seen!