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Victorian Aesthetic Silver Locket with Birds and Butterflies c.1880

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SKU: 1640


A rare and beautiful example of jewellery from the Victorian aesthetic period, crafted with care during the late 1800's. 

This stunning English Silver locket is one of the most unusual lockets of its kind that we've seen! It has a wonderful domed shape and extremely beautiful and detailed engravings where the Silver is worked into by hand by a skilled craftsman to add texture and detail. 

We adore the way the landscape is just bursting with activity, the movement of the bird diving for food, the trees swaying in the background, and the pretty butterflies are all just gorgeous!

We can imagine the hours of work and love that has gone into bringing this scene to life!

The locket is hallmarked with the Lion Passant for Sterling Silver and an italic date letter "f" that firmly dates it as Victorian, and would have been made during the year 1880.

The chain pictured here is not included but can be added at the checkout.

ERA:  Victorian c.1880

MEASUREMENTS: 38mm tall (not inc. bale) x 30mm wide x 10mm deep 
Weight: 10g

MATERIALS:  Sterling Silver

HALLMARKS:  Maker's Mark "H.W", date letter "f" for the year 1880, Birmingham Assay, Lion Passant. Also the Lion Passant present on the bale and the inner frames.

This rare and beautiful Victorian aesthetic Silver locket is in good antique condition and is ready for a new life! Although this item is not perfect we can't help but love the age, charm and beauty of this piece. The fine hand-engraving is still amazingly crisp, and the delicate details are beautiful! The locket opens and closes nicely, and stays closed when worn.

There is one hallmarked Sterling Silver frame inside but no glass or perspex windows. There is also a small pin-hole just under the bird, and the left hand side inside has some discoloration from a previous jeweller testing the metal. Fortunately the pin-hole is minuscule and doesn't affect the beauty of over-all look of the locket, and the inside cannot be seen when worn! All in all this locket provides a window to the past that we can wear, treasure and remember for many years to come.


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