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Victorian One-of-a-Kind Falcon Locket

Oh how we long for one-of-a-kind items in the treasure hunt for antique jewelry. This Victorian locket from the aesthetic era is truly just that. Strikingly handsome and moderately large, the sterling silver rectangular photo locket has room inside for one photo or a small keepsake.

English in origin, it features on the front a raised appliqué of a falcon or hawk seated upon its perch fashioned in yellow gold over silver. In the language of heraldry and as part of a coat of arms, this may signify that the bearer is ready for high affairs and does not rest until the objective in achieved.

“Jessed”, the bird is tethered to the perch with a strap (jessed) of rose gold over silver. One leg with rose gold foot and talons is raised; the other clutches the perch. In the upper left hand corner a silver shade with scalloped fringe of rose gold and twisted yellow gold (over silver) tassels shields the falcon from the elements. The back is smooth and unadorned, just waiting for a monogram or saying of your own. A motif we have never seen before!

Date: 1879.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 2-1/2 inches (6.3 cm) in length including bale by 1-1/8 inches (2.8 cm) in width. Weight of 30.8 grams (19.8 dwt).

Hallmarks: English hallmarks for London, date letter for 1879 and maker's mark RNW.

Condition: Very good, two tiny indentations next to the rope pulls; reverse has two minor indentations; general light wear, modern plastic covering for a photograph, interior front has some darker patina and some solder reinforcing the front appliqués.

Origin: English.

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