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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Book Chain and Locket

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A beautiful antique necklace from the Victorian era, c1880! Made of sterling silver with green and rose gold appliqués to the locket, this stunning necklace is comprised of an ornately engraved book chain and decorative Aesthetics locket. The engraving depicts ornate foliage details to the book chai ...Read more
AUD $ 1,450.00

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A beautiful antique necklace from the Victorian era, c1880! Made of sterling silver with green and rose gold appliqués to the locket, this stunning necklace is comprised of an ornately engraved book chain and decorative Aesthetics locket. The engraving depicts ornate foliage details to the book chain links and polished oval scallop rings alternate in the design. A large orignal bolt ring clasp secures the chain and carries further front links and locket. Adorning the front of the locket is hand engraved bamboo foliage along with applied rose gold dragonflies and a green gold crane bird, the charming scene typical of the wonderful Aesthetics movement evoked from Japanese art. Inside the locket reveals two framed glass spaces where special phototgraphs could be stored inside. A large rounded bail stamped "SILR" attaches to the top. Both the chain and locket test sterling silver.

 The length of the necklace measures 18" (46cm) long and front drop measures 8.50m (3& 1/4") long.

Video of the necklace can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/lhR2HclFgz0

A lovely example of Victorian Aesthetics artistry. It would make a wonderful statement necklace!

Victorian, c1880
Sterling silver and gold accents
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"SILR"
44.89 grams total
18" (46cm) long chain and front drop measures 8.50m (3& 1/4") long
The chain and locket present in excellent antique condition. Besides normal surface wear, there appears to be no dents to the locket, or necklace. The large bolt ring works well retaining good tension in the spring. The smaller ring locket attaches to (once a bolt ring) now purposes as an O ring. There is a natural patina to the surface of the silver which adds further antiquity character, it can be polished if you desire. A wonderful antique necklace!