Very Nice Antique Solid Sterling Silver. Late Victorian era circa 1880s. Oval locket & Book chain. A fine late Victorian era antique sterling silver locket & book link chain / collar. Sterilized polished & refinished in our workshops & is therefore in pristine antique condition The oval locket is hand engraved on both the front & rear panels decorated with flowers & foliage, highlighted with with cardoon decorated edges, very typical of the Victorian era & the locket style. The locket front has a vacant cartouche – ribon style. Suspended from the book chain with a large hinged oval bail, to which the original book chain is attached by the way of a large bolt ring. Rarely found today, (two links up) is another similar large bolt ring, fitted to easily adjust the collar length. The hinged locket opens & snap shuts freely. No damage & just re-gilded in 9ct gold by our working jeweller pristine antique condition (looks brand new). Only one side of the locket has a glass. Hard to believe this is the best part of 150 years old….. The locket & chain are not hallmarked but tested solid sterling silver Locket approximate diamentions. Locket 50.8mm long Drop 67.7mm 41.8mm width Inside picture frame size 47x35mm Weight 27.3g Book chain approximate diamentions. Length 19 inches (4.82cm) Width 0.47 inches (12.2mm) Weight 66.8g Total combined weight 94.3g The Victorian Grand Period In the United Kingdom during the mid-Victorian era the woman, apart from the main employment as domestic servants, women started competing for jobs, normally held by men, such as clerks, teachers, lead factory & factory inspectors. During this period of change in our social history 1860 -1885 womens fashions saw a radical transformation becoming much less restrictive, with a low-cut neckline, back-swept hairstyles with long flowing curls, all revealing & most appealing, became the fashion of the day. With more of a womans silky white skin being revealed, (tanned skin was considered to be very common) the need to add some sparkle resulted in the jewellery business flourishing not only in the United Kingdom but throughout all the other Kingdoms of Europe. The great Victorian passion for knowledge & ancient history with amazing discoveries from long forgotten ancient civilizations shaped the era as craftsmen looked back & revived the ancient period styles & craftsmanship. To-day some 150 years on, we still have a great passion for the fine jewellery, the quality & imaginative artistry that has become known as the Victorian Grand Period. Please view all the pictures for condition & other finer details. The information below is for your benefit. I do not intend to profit from postal costs. ALL items are securely packed for the postal system. (Applies to UK address only). International Signed For or Airsure services. I do this simply because that is your private business. Unless agreed otherwise a Non Paying Dispute will be made on the 5. All sizes & weights quoted are approximate. The item “Antique Victorian Solid Sterling Silver Gilded Book chain Collar & Oval Locket” is in sale since Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “goldjewelleryman” and is located in Blackpool. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.
- Type: Pendant/ Locket
- Sub-Type: Looket & Book chain
- Designer: ANTIQUE NOT STATED
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- MPN: DOES NOT APPLY
- Metal: Solid Sterling Silver