SOLD Victorian Sterling Silver Anchor Locket on Chain
A gorgeous large silver locket from the Victorian period, dated Birmingham 1886. The locket is English in origin and made from solid sterling silver with full hallmarks to the back and on the inside front. The front of the locket has the most beautiful anchor surrounded by leaves, possibly resembling ivy leaves. Anchors represent hope, but also came to symbolise a steadfast person; someone who was 'anchored'. Ivy leaves symbolise everlasting love due to their evergreen quality. A beautiful combination and wonderfully decorative representing the aesthetic movement at the time. The locket has the lovely beading around the edge and the original large bail. Inside there is a single frame that can be removed to place your own photo behind.
This locket will come on the chain pictured, which is also sterling silver and measures approx 19" long.
Materials - Sterling Silver (fully hallmarked)
Age - Dated Birmingham 1886
Size - The locket measures approx 37mm long by 29mm wide excluding the bail. The bail adds an extra 14mm to the length
Condition - Good. There are some minor dents to the back and the locket has wear commensurate with age.
Weight - Locket 11.53g. With chain 16.15g total