A beautiful mixed metals locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Particularly large in size, this fabulous piece is made of sterling silver, and has an unusual aesthetic movement design. Two paddle shapes rest on the surface, each containing a mixed metals bird inside. The yellow and rose gold birds contrast beautifully with the silver background! Surrounding the appliqué image is an engraved leaf pattern, a wonderful finishing touch. When opened, the locket reveals two spaces where special photographs could be stored inside. It hangs from a large fluted bail, perfect for pairing with a favorite silver chain. It is a lovely example of Victorian artistry and would make a spectacular addition to any collection!
Measurements: The piece hangs approximately 2 3/4" long, including the bail. The oval-shaped locket measures 2" tall, 1 5/8" wide, and 5/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or applied aesthetic movement design. There are a few light dings to the back of the setting, and shallow scratch marks inside the locket, as pictured. The surface wear is not noticeable when the piece is worn. The locket opens easily and stays securely closed, and the bail at the top is securely attached. A natural patina on the surface of the silver adds further depth to the antique design.