Antique Silver Aesthetic Movement Large Locket And Book Chain C 1870 Victorian
Antique Victorian aesthetic movement large silver locket - unmarked but tests as such with a free-swivelling type bolt ring that also tests as silver.
The locket is on a rope twist type book chain that we are classing as silver plated as the silver test on this was inconclusive.
The embossed and engraved oval locket is 2 1/8 inches long including the bale. The beautiful aesthetic movement design features flowers and scrolls and a band with high relief ivy leaves - a symbol of eternal love. The locket opens to reveal two compartments with fittings and it closes with a positive snap.
The chain is 18 inches long and the necklace dates from circa 1870 - 1880. The locket and chain are in very good condition with just a couple of very minor dents to the back of the locket commensurate with age and use. Total weight 31 grammes unpacked.
This is a lovely item of antique jewellery that looks stunning when worn.