A spectacular fully hallmarked sterling silver Victorian locket with the original articulated sterling silver collar necklace. The finest example we have seen to date. The splendid locket is adorned with a single forget-me-not surrounded by ornate scrollwork. The outer edge of the locket is decorated with petal like structures with repoussage highly stylized ivy leaves.
The Victorians loved the symbolism of plants. The forget-me-nots relevance is obvious. Ivy symbolises fidelity, friendship and eternity. Such a romantic gift!
The meticulous attention to detail has created a breathtaking beauty. Every single link of the collar necklace is adorned with forget-me-nots and leaves and orbs. The whole item is in superb condition. This piece has been professionally cleaned. There aren't any dings, dents or signs of damage. The locket snaps shut firmly. The secure ring clasp works perfectly. The frames and photo windows are present and so this beautiful Victorian antique can hold two photographs.
Gleaming clean and stunningly beautiful!
The maker's mark is easy to read - L BRS - for Loach Brothers. The Birmingham assay mark and sterling mark are visible. The date year under a powerful loupe appears to be an uppercase R in a square cartouche with chamfered edges for 1866.
The case is super - beautiful black leather clad exterior and the interior is lined with crimson velvet and white silk. The clasps work perfectly.
Locket height 6.2 cm (inc. bale) x 3.3 cm.
Collar necklace: Length 18 inches (45.72 cm).
Weight 33.6 grams.
Locket & collar necklace are sterling silver.
Fully hallmarked Birmingham assayed sterling silver.
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