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Victorian Wide Silver Chain with Ivy Locket

$900

Necklaces such as this one were at the height of fashion toward the end of the Victorian era. Normally these were made in a collar length, this one is a bit longer measuring 17 1/2". The necklace features a wide, flat silver chain and an oversize locket decorated with a semi-abstract pattern on ivy leaves. The reverse side of the locket features full British hallmarks and the engraved initials "FF."

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  • Materials

    silver

  • Age

    Birmingham hallmarks on the locket for 1876

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    17 1/2" chain, 2 3/8" x 1 3/8" locket engraved "FF"

Victorian

Aboutthe

VictorianEra

18371901

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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers

Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.