What joy in finding this superlative antique sterling silver locket. It has everything that is desired in a locket....size, condition, and double sided charm.
It is English, with hallmarks on the reverse, cleverly included in the design. It has London hallmarks for 1878 and a maker's mark of GH. The beautiful design on the front is a hand engraved strap, symbolically "secured" with a faceted button to "lock" and protect the photo. The bail and the reverse are fully hand engraved as well. The interior has two photos and the original bezels. The glass covers are deficient. It measures a very bold 2 3/4 inches from the top of the bail X 1 3/4 inches across.
The condition is excellent. It closes perfectly with a click sound. Wear it alone on a long chain or cord, or join it with a Victorian silver collar. This represents one of the finest lockets I have sold in many years. Absolutely beautiful!
England, circa 1880
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