A lovely antique monogram locket, dating back to Victorian era, circa 1880 or so! The classic Victorian locket features hand-engraved initials to both front and back. The front bears the initials 'SLE' and back 'EJC', both monograms are masterfully hand engraved in a Victorian leaf script. So elegant and not a run-of-the-mill font, I might add! There is a double line engraved border and bevel edge. The bevel edge is accentuated with typical Victorian indents, both to front & back and running along the entire perimeter. The indents have a wonderful patina which adds a nice depth of character and contrast.
The locket opens from the side, and the interior is hollow with inner frames if you wish to store a special photograph. The locket hangs from a large tapered bail, perfect for hanging from your favourite antique chain! There are no hallmarks, locket has been tested to sterling silver.
A gorgeous Victorian treasure to wear or collect!
ERA: Victorian, from 1880's
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver (tested)
WEIGHT: 19.19 grams
SIZE: 2 1/2"inch / (6.5cm) total drop inc bail x 1 1/2" inch ( 3.70cm) wide
CONDITION: The overall condition of the locket is superb. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver or hinge opening. The locket opens easily and closes securely. The natural patina on the indented surface has been left, adding contrast and Victorian character.
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