Beautiful Victorian locket engraved and hand chased with a floral and leaf design accented with gold and copper colored metal over Sterling Silver. Measuring 2" by 1 1/2" it weighs in at 27.7 grams on my scale so just under 1 oz. It is marked Sterling on the back along with three rectangles with marks that I have not been able to match up to a maker or country of origin.
First rectangle has three rows of marks but I can only make out a W in the middle row. Second rectangle has RR, second row and third row repeats RR. Third rectangle has three rows of marks also with the center one being an H but I cannot decipher the other marks. The backside also has a hand engraved cartouche with "To Ellen From Albert" engraved in the center. This locket has an unusual feature, it opens on the left hand side so possibly was made for a left handed person.
Both the hinge and catch work very nicely. There are two original photo frames, no glass or plastic type inserts. It's deep enough that it could have been used as a hair locket.The photo frame that is on the inside front does have some denting and the inner framework towards the top also has a small dent. You can see them in our photos. Overall condition is quite nice with slight scratches consistent with wear. Please be sure and check our other auctions for more sterling. Our photos are part of the description so do be sure and check them over carefully.
The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Ornate Engraved Locket Pendant Left Hand Open" is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "rdsevern" and is located in Lakeport, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.