Antique Victorian Ivy Heart Locket 9ct Gold Dated 1886

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A sweet little antique Victorian heart locket made in Birmingham in 1886. The shell is fashioned in 9ct gold with a beautiful ivy leaf pattern chased across the front and further foliate motifs on the back. 

Ivy was a popular motif on lockets in the 1800s and represented a loving, unbreakable bond, as in the Victorian rhyme “Close clings the ivy to the tree, so in my heart I cling to thee”. 

It would make a perfect gift for a loved one and is complete with rims and windows within for two photographs and hallmarks on the reverse.

WEIGHT: 1.9 grams 

FACE MEASURES: Height 18mm (23mm inc. loop) x Width 15mm x Depth 7mm – Windows 13 x 16mm 

METAL: 9ct Gold (Stamped) 

AGE: Victorian. (Dated 1886) 

MARKS: Birmingham hallmarks, 375/ 9ct stamp, 

CONDITION: Two tiny faults on the shell but otherwise in excellent condition for its age. 

ITEM NUMBER: 23-789

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