Victorian Silver Gilt Book Locket
A wonderful quality locket from the Victorian period. The locket is made from solid 800-900 silver (the French standard) and has been gilded with solid gold to give it an overall gold appearance. The locket is fairly striking with incredible repoussé work all around giving the book a very definite pattern in the metal. It has a little click clasp to the front that hinges open and reveals two oval frames, one on either side of the book. The frames are also hinged and open like pages to allow you to place your photos behind each one. The locket has a lovely spine detail to complete the overall look and has a wonderful weight to it.
The locket will come on a 14kt gold fill chain as pictured.
Materials - 800/900 Silver (indistinguishable French marks on bail, tested), Gold Gilding
Age - C1880s
Size - The locket measures approx 22mm by 18mm excluding the bail
Condition - Excellent
Weight - 7.65g locket only