ANTIQUE VICTORIAN FORGET ME NOT LOCKET SILVER 18CT CIRCA 1880
This fabulous Sterling Silver Victorian locket is Circa 1880.
This beautiful locket boasts forget me nots engraved onto the front, in 18ct Gold.
Forget-me-not, O Lord! is what a poor German knight shouted as he fell into a river. He and his lady were picking flowers by the side of the river at the time when the poor knight suddenly fell in and sank to the bottom. Upon his cries to the Lord, he threw the blue posy of flowers to his loved one. Hence, the concept of remembrance, eternal love and faithfulness grow from this.
The revere of the locket shows a romantic sentiment, with a bird in flight surrounded in Ivy.
Ivy means I cling to thee and forget me nots is a symbol of never be forgotten.
The locket opens and shuts securely, and allows you to place 2 photographs inside.
The glass liner and Silver rims are all original to this fine locket, these are often lost over the years.
The locket is steeped in Victorian history.
It looks beautiful displayed on a Silver chain.
It weighs 18.5 grams.
The locket measures 33mm across x 60mm down.
Excellent condition all round.