Strikingly impressive large locket dating to the late Victorian era circa 1880-90.
Crafted from Sterling silver and measuring 5.3cm x 4.3cm (without bale, with bale 7.2cm drop). Impressively heavy also at over 27 grams.
Engraved to one side with what appears to be a very ornate ‘tree of life’ or similar, and surrounding it is a finely detailed wreath motif also.
To the other side of the locket are the initials ‘EBH’ in very gothic intertwined script, and to the border a further detailed engraving running the circumference of the locket face.
Sadly her inner rims have been lost over time, but a photo or two can still be placed and there are two panes of a plastic material in place.
A very large and wide inverted V style bale will accommodate a large calibre chain or bolt ring.
Perhaps this is the locket you have been looking for to attach to a lovely Victorian silver book chain!
Drop with bale 7.2cm
Without bale the locket is 5.3cm x 4.3cm
Tested as Sterling Silver
Very good antique preowned condition. Opens and closes very securely. No dents. Minor marks to silver. Inner rims missing. Bale very strong. Lovely large and substantial piece.