What joy in finding this superlative antique silver locket. It has everything that is desired in a locket....size,condition,and double sided charm.
It is English, with hallmarks on the reverse cleverly included in the design. It has London hallmarks for 1878 and a maker's mark of GH. The beautiful design on the front is a hand engraved strap, safely "secured" with a faceted button. The bale and the reverse are fully hand engraved as well. The interior has two photos and the original bezels. The glass covers are deficient. It measures a very bold 2 3/4 inches from the top of the bale X 1 6/8 across.
The condition is excellent. It closes perfectly with a click sound. Wear it alone on a long chain or cord, or join it with a Victorian silver collar. This represents one of the finest lockets I have sold. for many years. Absolutely beautiful! England, circa 1880