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Victorian Aesthetic Locket with Fern Motif- Circa 1875

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SKU: 451


This formidable Sterling Silver locket is a superb example of Victorian jewellery- crafted during the late 19th Century. Even during this era where large lockets were very popular, this one really is something special. In fact it's one of the biggest and heaviest we've ever seen at 5cm long and over 20 grams!

It has a simple oval design with a clean flat profile, and the over-sized bale which is so synonymous with Victorian Aesthetic jewellery. 

On one side we have a geometric pattern with a blank cartouche to the centre- just perfect for engraving with an initial, special message or date. To the other side we have a simple fern motif.

In the Victorian era a fern motif symbolised a fascination or passion and there' s space to hold 2 large photographs or even a love letter inside- making this locket a fantastic choice as a romantic gift or a gift for memorable occasion such as a wedding or special anniversary.

ERA:  Victorian (1837 - 1901)

MEASUREMENTS:  The locket is 40mm wide x 50mm tall.  The bale is 16mm long
Weight:  A very substantial 22g

MATERIALS:  Sterling Silver

HALLMARKS:  None present, Tested as Sterling Silver

This locket is in beautiful condition, the hinge works well and the locket closes tightly with a satisfying click. The Silver is beautifully bright and shiny, and the design is crisp and free from damage. One original inner frame. The bale is good and strong and suitable for daily wear. 

As with most genuine antiques we can see some signs of a previous life. Inside someone has performed a series of scratches to test the purity of the metal but they don't reach the surface and the locket is structurally sound. 


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