This is a medium sized antique Victorian locket and has a very attractive hand engraved design from the Aesthetic Era in the second half of the 19th Cent. Marks: The locket is not hallmarked but has been tested and confirmed as Sterling Silver. The locket dates in my opinion from the 1880s. Dimensions: The locket's hanging length is 2 inches (5cm) incl. Bail & jump ring, & locket is just under 1.25 inches (3cm) wide.Condition: The locket is in very good antique condition. There is one small dent/ding on the right of the rear side (see photos of rear side - it's not visible when worn), & some minor scratches, but only'patina' really. Inside is one original glass cover with slip frame, & one side is empty. The hinge is in good order. Locket opens easily & stays shut. Antique 1880s Oval Locket Victorian Aesthetic Era Sterling Silver Art Nouveau. This is a medium sized antique Victorian locket and has a very attractive hand engraved design from the Aesthetic Era in the second half of the 19th Century. Swallow birds were a very romantic symbol in Victorian jewellery, representing faithfulness and wanting your loved one to return home safely.
Many of the designs from this era had an emphasis on Nature - birds, plants, flowers etc, as well as influences from the Far East, especially Japan. The locket has it all! An engraved birds, probably swallows, plus plants, flowers, and lovely overall design reminiscent of Japanese influence. All surrounded by an etched twisted border.The back of the locket is plain with just one small ding, most likely from a baby tooth mark. I collected'bird themed' lockets for many years, and acquired this one on one of my treasure hunting trips to England. Dimensions: The locket has a total hanging length of almost 2 inches (5cm) including the large bail and jump ring, and the locket is just under 1.25 inches (3cm) wide. The total weight is 12.1 grams. There is one small dent/ding on the right of the rear side (see photos of rear side - it's not visible when worn), and some minor scratches, but only'patina' really, due to being worn.
Inside the locket is one original glass cover with its slip frame, and one side is empty. The hinge is in good order - the locket opens easily and stays shut. All items are carefully packed. Available on request, but it is very expensive. Please contact me within 30 days of receiving your item, to arrange an immediate return.My lifelong passion has been collecting a wide range of antique and vintage jewellery, particularly Victorian and Edwardian jewellery. I have been lucky enough to travel extensively, and have always been on the hunt at antique auctions, fairs and flea-markets! I always reply promptly but please don't forget our international time zone differences!
Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.The item "Antique 1880s Oval Locket Victorian Aesthetic Era Sterling Silver Art Nouveau" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "merryjewels" and is located in Hobart, Tasmania.
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