Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Aesthetic Parakeet Parrot Bird Locket Necklace. This beautiful antique locket dates to the Victorian era, it was made around the time of the aesthetic movement (circa 1890). This stunning large oval shaped design is made of solid sterling silver.The front panel depicts an engraved scene of a parakeet or parrot type bird and leaves. The back is plain polished. Inside the locket there is space to put two photos inside, 1 original frames is still there.
There is a scrap of blue material in one side and a paper image of a man in the other, you could remove these if desired. Opens and closes securely from the side, and clicks shut tightly to protect the contents inside. The locket is unmarked but tests as solid sterling silver to the front and back. As typical lockets from this era the supporting frame is likely made of a stronger base metal for support. It comes on more modern, but well suited, quality box chain.
The chain is 18 in length. The locket measures 4.6 cms without the bails, 5.5 cms with the bail loops. Pendant and chain together weigh 20.7 grams, a substantial design. There is light surface wear as you would expect of any used antique item.Please pay attention to the written sizes given as the photographs have been taken close up to show detail - which may also make the item appear bigger than in person. Most of the jewellery we sell is collectable and classed as vintage or antique (vintage means they are older than 20 years, antique means older than 100 years). Please note that ALL vintage and pre-owned items will have some sort of age related wear to them. Minimal age related wear adds to the charm of the piece and reflects its interesting history. We provide descriptions which include the sizes and dimensions of the item, and use of descriptive pictures from a variety of angles.
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All vintage items are cleaned and sanitised before we sell them. However, for your own piece of mind we suggest that on arrival of your order you use your own method of sanitising at home before wearing your new pieces. Vintage goods need to be carefully looked after to retain their beauty. We can not be held liable for any defect in the goods arising from wear and tear, wilful damage, accident and/or negligence.
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After this time we cannot accept responsibility for damage reported. If you notice damage to the parcel prior to signing for it, then please do not sign for it and have it redirected back to us by the return address on the parcel. The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Aesthetic Parakeet Parrot Bird Locket Necklace" is in sale since Monday, April 22, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "dearrose_withlove" and is located in Perth, Perthshire and Kinross. This item can be shipped worldwide.