Dating to the mid Victorian era, this engraved silver padlock is fashioned in the shape of a puffy heart with a locket back. The lens is easy to remove and, thanks to its puffy shape, this piece can hold all manner of (small) mementos.
1837 — 1901
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.
The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.