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Victorian Aesthetic Silver Book Chain Locket with Gold Accents c.1880

SKU: 1342
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This splendid Victorian Aesthetic Silver book chain locket is a rare and beautiful find, from the late 1800's. It's made from finely crafted Sterling Silver and features two pieces which you wear together, or separately as you wish.

The locket itself is an extremely fine example of Victorian repousse work with gorgeous accents of 9ct yellow and Rose Gold. The blooming roses seem to come to life looking at the intricate and detailed design!

It's quite a large locket, measuring 4.5cm long excluding the large bale, so is very much a statement piece. Ever versatile, it can be worn on a simple Silver chain for a more casual, under-stated look too!

The pretty beaded edge on the locket is mirrored in the book chain collar, and simply exudes Victorian style. 

The antique book chain is a multi-link necklace with a wonderful three-dimensional quality. What's great it that the links flex as you move, so although it looks very dramatic it lays flat on the neck and is quite comfortable to wear. 

A great conversation starter, you'll gain major style kudos with this locket and choker combo! 

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The locket measures 6.9cm tall (inc. bale), 35mm across, 6mm deep.

The chain measures 15.2" long, and 22mm wide.

Weight: 50g

MATERIALS:  Sterling Silver, 9ct Yellow Gold and Rose Gold accents

HALLMARKS:  None present. Materials tested

CONDITION:  Very Good to Excellent

This Victorian Aesthetic Silver book chain Locket is an exceptional quality piece that's as near to perfect as you could possibly ask for an item over 130 years old! The front of the locket is absolutely flawless, no dents, dings or imperfections of any kind. The skilled repousse work and beautiful Gold accents remain as beautiful as they were when it was first made. You can still see each marks in the finely engraved  leaves and roses.

Inside the locket there is one original glass and one original Silver frame. The frame has sadly been broken but still keeps your photographs in place quite effectively. The bale is strong and durable, as is the over-sized bolt ring. The bolt ring itself is working perfectly, and springs back into place when let it go.
The antique book-chain is again in stunning condition with no bent, warped or missing links. the design flows evenly throughout the piece, and the links have a good range of movement so it lies flat on the neck and is comfortable to wear.  


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