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Early 20th Century German Zum Andenken Souvenir Lockets


The idea of the souvenir really came into being during the mid to late 19th century. People were moving about the world with greater ease and collecting mementos as they went. This pair of nearly, but not quite, identical silver lockets are each decorated with enamel flowers, leaves, a single ladybug and the words “Zum Andenken” (German for “souvenir”). The reverse sides are engraved with different dates, one reads “24./XII.06.” and the other “24/12 1904.” Sold separately.


  • Materials

    silver, enamel, glass, new sterling silver chain

  • Age

    one locket is engraved with the year 1904, the other is engraved with 1906

  • Condition

    Very good - some minor loss to the enamel on both lockets; locket inserts are a little crimped but stable

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 20" chain adjustable to 18" or 16"

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.