Gorgeous Victorian Aesthetic Era Book chain and associated locket circa 1900.
Crafted from 950 Silver (higher than Sterling) and with a pale yellow sift hued gold wash over. The gold wash has faded here and there, please read condition report below.
The locket is centred with a raised ornate fluted two dimensional engraved centrepiece which retains the majority of its gold wash.
With two large bolt rings enabling this piece to be worn with or without its locket and drop chain section, just wear the collar alone if desired!
Heavy and substantial this piece weight a lovely 64 grams and feels as beautiful on as she looks.
Collar/Necklace - 44cm
Locket - 4cm x 3cm - With bale 5cm
XRF Tested as 950 Silver
Also testing as low component of gold which is the gold wash over Silver
Good antique condition. Gold wash has faded to to locket bale, front of locket around raised centre, completely to rear of locket, bolt rings and here and there on some links to collar necklace however it is still very pretty as the original gold wash would have been very pale originally, the two tone look is quite nice.
Inside locket one rim and both panes glass is missing. Locket opens and closes perfectly. Bolt rings are very good and open and close very securely. No repairs or other issues.