This is the best example of a Victorian silver book chain necklace and pendant locket that I have ever seen.
The book chain features alternating shapes of interlocking silver links, each beautifully chased with forget-me-not flowers and scrolls.
The large sterling silver spring-ring clasp is easily able to accommodate the pendant locket, which can be detached and a pendant or locket of choice worn in it's place.
The necklace is 17.5 inches in length and 0.75 inch wide. The silver clasp is almost 0.75 inch in diameter.
The large locket pendant is solid sterling silver, decorated to the front with an engraved spray of flowers and leaves, the flowers embossed with rose gold and the leaves with green gold.
Around the spray of flowers is a border of embossed rose gold leaves, and the whole is finished with an edging of silver beads.
The locket is plain inside and on the reverse. It measures 1.75 by 1.25 inches and is 0.25 inch deep front to back. The length including the bale is 2.25 inches.
A fabulous and very rare antique Victorian silver book chain, with a stunning Victorian silver pendant locket.
I am happy to consider selling these items separately.
Condition of both necklace and locket is excellent.
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