ANTIQUE VICTORIAN FORGET ME NOT COLLAR LOCKET 18CT GOLD SILVER DATED 1881
This magnificent Antique Victorian collar and locket has been masterfully commissioned in Sterling Silver. The collar boasts intricate and ornate links which finish at a ring clasp to hold the locket. The locket features engravings of forget me nots on the front which have been overlain with 18ct Green Gold to represent the leaves of the plant and 18ct Rose Gold to represent the flowers.
The back of the locket displays further intricate engravings depicting the initials “E.B.” belonging to a previous owner surrounded by further foliate designs. The back also features the full hallmarks of the piece and the edges of the locket display ornate stylings and silver balls.
Forget me nots in an old German tale were discovered by two lovers walking by a river one day. After picking a beautiful bouquet of blue flowers for his loved one the poor gentleman sadly fell in the river and was swept away but before he vanished he yelled out ‘Forget-me-not!’ giving the flowers their name and a long lasting symbolism of love and remembrance.
A beautiful locket and wonderful piece of history with two internal windows to display photographs of loved ones. Currently one window houses a photograph of a previous owner’s puppy but this can be removed if wished.
WEIGHT: 55.75 grams
COLLAR MEASURES: Length 17 inches x Width 15mm
LOCKET MEASURES: Width 35mm x Height 42mm (60mm inc. bale) x 11mm
METAL: Sterling Silver
AGE: Victorian, Dated 1881
ORIGIN: Birmingham, United Kingdom
MARKS: Silver stamp, Birmingham marks, Maker’s Marks: J&FS
ITEM NUMBER: 20-171