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Large Antique Silver Locket, Signed Alfred Wigley with Chain - c.1890

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SKU: 723


An incredible piece of history!

This huge over-sized Silver locket is a Victorian masterpiece, signed by well-known Silversmith and craftsman Alfred Wigley.

It measures a very large 6cm long excluding the bale and features the prettiest border of lustrous natural Pearls. The central glazed compartment contains a cherished lock of light brown hair alongside a hand-written letter.

We don't want to risk the near pristine glass front to open the locket so what the letter contains will remain a mystery, but that's just part of the charm of these wonderful antique relics!

She comes complete with a substantial 26" or 65cm which compliments the locket perfectly. (Also hallmarked Sterling Silver).

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: 60mm tall x 50mm wide excluding the bale. 
The locket alone weighs 34.8g and the chain alone is 17.1g.
Total Weight:  51.9g

MATERIALS:  Tests as 100% solid Sterling Silver throughout.

HALLMARKS:  Maker's Mark "AW"- Alfred Wigley.

CONDITION:  Excellent
This superb Victorian locket is in truly remarkable condition for its age! It's very rare indeed you would find a locket as large as this and as old as in such excellent condition. It's clear it has been well looked after through the decades.
The lockets original central glazed front is intact with no chips cracks or damage. There are no dents or dings and it's very sturdy- the structural integrity is intact an the natural Seed Pearls are a delight! They're well-matched with fantastic shine and nacre coverage. 
The locket has a beautiful aged patina  and the bale is in great ready to wear condition, strong enough to support the substantial weight of the locket. There are one or two very light scratches to the on very close inspection but these are not visible when worn. For an item that's over 130 years old we think she's amazing!


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