Victorian Silver Locket & Bookchain Collar
Heavy silver chains and lockets were very much the favored fashion during the Grand Period of the Victorian era. Here we have an example of a beautiful bookchain necklace paired with an august locket pendant.
The silver oval-shaped locket has been appointed with an appliqué of silver lacework with a matte-like finish that compliments the smooth and shiny surface of the locket. Hinged to open, each compartment has a silver rim which enables the insertion of two photos or piece of ephemera we hold dear. Although the construction of the applique allows a bit of “wiggle” room, it is nonetheless secure.
Bookchain, a Victorian chain style, is so-called as it consists of interlocking links of flat folded metal which resembles a book or the binding of a book. This particular chain was designed to be worn only one way with the larger orbs on the outer edge and the smaller ones on the inside. A large spring clasp suspends the locket although the chain may be worn solo or with any chosen pendant or charm.
Condition: Very good to excellent. At top of the lacework appliqué is a slight indent that is hardly noticeable. Interior shows some scratching, and Roman numerals most likely a result of initial fabrication, which will not show with a photograph or other inserts. Plastic or glass covering has been lost — we are happy to add plastic covers to both sides if so desired.
Measurements: Locket is 2-11/16 inches (6.7 cm) in length including top silver bale and 2 inches (5.2 cm) without by 1-9/16 inches (4 cm) in width. Chain is 19 inches (48.5 cm) in length by 9/16 of an inch (1.5 cm) in width. Together the weight is a hefty 72.6 grams.
Date & Origin: Circa 1870 and is most likely English in origin.
Order Before 12/23 for Xmas! US Only
Forms of Payment
- VISA and MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit & debit cards.
- Personal checks drawn on U.S. banks only - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
- Money orders, cashier's and traveler's checks - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
Other Forms of Payment
Bank Wire - For international orders and orders of $5,000 and over. Please contact us for more details.
FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
Order By 12/23 for Xmas - US orders!
Same day shipping - Order by 1 pm CST!
FREE for All U.S. Orders - Standard 2-3 Day Shipping.
FREE for All International Orders - Standard 2-7 Day Shipping.
Full details at Shipping & Insurance.
Complete Money Back No-Risk Guarantee
For Non-Gift Purchases - Our Standard Guarantee
If for any reason whatsoever you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will refund the FULL purchase price including U.S. shipping if charged. Remember, there is no charge for our regular shipping service!
International Orders - Due to customs and paperwork requirements, return shipping charges cannot be reimbursed.
- Notify us of your intention to return the item within three (3) days of receipt. You may contact us by email or by telephone.
- Please ship back to us within another two (2) days after we receive notification from you.
- As soon as the item is received, a full refund is issued to you that same day.
More details at Full Guarantee including gift giving options.