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Spectacular Victorian Silver Book Chain & Locket - 1880

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SKU: 915


This Sterling Silver Victorian Aesthetic set is truly a special find. It consists  or a large antique Silver locket with fine Japanese landscape, a stylish over-sized jump ring and the most beautiful ornate engraved panel book chain. 

The book chain is one of the most remarkable we've ever seen here at Lillicoco! The hours of love and labour that must have gone into the engraving alone is testament to the fine craftsmanship of the piece. Each of the links has been replicated perfectly to match the others by hand, and has a good, substantial weight to it that gives a feeling of quality and luxury.

The locket itself is a piece of Art. We love the decorative scrolled border, the sharp geometric patterns and the beautiful composition of the bird in flight among the landscape.

Although it's over 100 years old this set is quite modern in its style and very wearable.

The locket can be detached and removed for a more minimal look, or worn together for maximum impact!

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The locket measures 36mm wide x 45mm long.  The chain measures 18" or 45cm long, and 15mm (or 5/8ths of an inch) wide.
Weight: 56.4g in total - (43.4g chain & 13.0g locket)

MATERIALS:  Sterling Silver

HALLMARKS:  None Present, tested as Sterling Silver throughout. 

CONDITION:  Excellent
This is an absolutely incredible chain and locket set! All of the component parts are solid Silver and stood the test of time remarkably well. The locket itself is free from damage with no pin-holes, scuffs are large dings. There are a couple of tiny dings to the back but these can't be seen when worn. 

The amazing etched scene on the front is so crisp and clear, and the locket sits beautifully with the necklace. The locket opens and closes perfectly, and the bale is sturdy enough to wear with confidence. There is no glass inside but one original frame remains. There are a few scratches inside the locket to be aware of, probably where it has been tested for Silver by a previous jeweller.The book chain necklace is immaculate apart from a love;y aged patina. There are no misshapen, scuffed or damage and the large antique bolt ring works perfectly!


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