Today I am selling a wonderful Victorian sterling silver locket. The front has a raised design of a heart pierced by an arrow between two curved laurel leaves. Silver beads dot the outer edge and a large oval sterling bale is attached to the curved bar style loop at the top. Both glass covers and accompanying silver rims are intact. I have left the antique photos inside, which were there when I bought it. It is not monogrammed on the back. Stamped on the back is a full hallmark: 'JE' for the maker, the date letter 'n' for 1887, an anchor for Birmingham, and the lion passant for sterling silver. The bale also has a single hallmark for sterling silver. The hinge moves smoothly and it snaps shut securely. A large round Victorian spring ring clasp, probably also sterling silver, is attached to the bale.
CONDITION: Very good for its age. Minor tarnish to the front and the sides. A few of the beads on the edge are dented or crushed, but none are missing. Several shallow dents and one deeper gouge on the back, along with numerous scratches and a small amount of tarnish. The bale is misshapen.
MEASUREMENTS: 2 1/8 inches tall (including bale but not spring ring clasp) and 1 1/4 inches at its widest (including beads)