An oversized Victorian silver locket dating from the 1880s. The hand-engraved design of flying swallows, ferns and crosshatching on the front is absolutely typical of the Aesthetic period, with beaded castellated edging and engine-turned detail on the reverse.
The substantial bail is double sided so either face of the locket can be worn to the front.
The locket is empty inside, with ample space for small keepsakes or pills - or of course photographs!
The overall condition of the locket is good and it's a nice solid piece, although there is cosmetic damage in the form of denting to the central front and back panels, which has been taken into account in the low price. The bail and hinge are in excellent condition and the clasp snaps securely shut with a click.
As with many Victorian pieces, this is not hallmarked, but has been tested as sterling silver.
Size: 6 x 3.5cm (4.5 x 3.5cm not including the bail).
The locket came to us with a silver Victorian chain which at the time of listing is still available (see separate listing and final photo). We'll always entertain offers if you want to buy two items together :)
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