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Victorian Aesthetic Silver Locket c.1881, with 18" Chain

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SKU: 1118

Description:

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This rare antique Victorian Aesthetic Silver locket is a beautiful example of jewellery made during the reign of Queen Victoria.

The typically gothic repousse details and the textured geometric border of the late 1800's creates a beautiful contrast to the whimsical hand engraved flowers in the heart of the locket.

This striking antique locket is a wonderful statement piece and the perfect way to wear your loved ones close to your heart every day of the week!

We have simply added an 18" chain making this Silver locket ready to be worn or gifted straight away!

Item Details:

ERA:  Victorian (187-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The locket measures 35mm wide by 45mm long
18" or 45.5cm chain
Weight: 18.4g

MATERIALS:  Sterling Silver

HALLMARKS:  Makers mark (obscured), Date letter "g" - 1881, Birmingham anchor assay mark, Lion passant. You can tell it's a quality piece of period jewellery as it's hallmarked in 5 separate places 

Condition:

VERY GOOD  
This Victorian aesthetic Silver locket is in fantastic ready to wear condition with only a little light wear. It's very rare to come across antique lockets like this in such good condition, and this one is a real beauty!

The hinge and bale are strong and the locket opens and closes tight. There are no pin-holes or dents, but there are two light dings to the back. There are also some deeper scratches inside the locket from where previous jewellers have tested the metal, but you cannot see this when the locket is worn and they do no go so deep as to weaken the structure. The front of the locket is impeccable!