Exquisite large silver locket with a hand-engraved bird motif on the front. It has a lovely fluted design, a large bail, and the frames on the inside. It appears to have a pattern marked on the back for a monogram that was never done. It is in excellent condition with the clasp and hinge in good working order.
The locket dates to about 1880 and measures approximately 2 7/8" long (including the bail), and 1 5/8" wide. It has a lion mark on the front of the bail indicating sterling silver purity. It is showcased here on an 18" silver chain that is item #J1822.