Antique Sterling Silver ‘Souvenir’ Locket Hallmarked For 1876

Collections: Sold Archive

In French the word ’Souvenir’ translates to ‘Memory’.

This evocative locket hallmarked for Birmingham and date letter for 1876 is large in proportions at 4.3cm x 3.3cm and quite heavy at 19.29 grams.

Beautifully chased to the front with foliate design and emblazoned diagonally, in raised relief, with the French word for Memory. Plain to verso.

In remarkably good condition for its 145 years this lovely locket opens and closes perfectly, and retains one of its original oval rims inside.

Wonderful on either a fine chain or pop her on a fob or guard chain, quite a versatile and early piece or wearable history.


4.3cm x 3.3cm (without jump ring)

19.29 Grams

‘G&W’ - Makers mark
‘b’ for 1876
Anchor for Birmingham
Lion passant

Very very good antique condition.  Opens and closes with a snap.  One original photo rim inside.  Verso has very superficial marks and two very slight impression, only noting for accuracy.  Front is beautiful.   Hallmarks clear.

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