This is a lovely old locket that has seen quite a bit of history and wear I would guess.. Dating in my opinion from around the 1880s, I would estimate. I acquired it here in Australia. The front of the locket comprises a plain oval cartouche (which could be engraved, if desired) surrounded by a twisted garland decoration. The rear of the locket is the same. Internally it is presently empty.
Marks: The locket is unmarked but tests as Sterling Silver. Dimensions: The locket has a hanging length of just over 2 inches (5.3cm) including the substantial bail. The locket itself measures 1.5 inches (4cm) long and 1.25 inches (3.3cm) wide. The locket weighs 11.2 grams. Condition: The condition is fair, given its age. There are a number of tiny indentations on the front & back panels, (often acquired from holding teething babies!) but they are barely visible to the naked eye. There are some light scratches overall, but they are really only aged patina. I have left it exactly as it came to me. It closes firmly and stays shut.
Overall, a pretty medium sized antique Victorian locket.
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