Victorian 14kt Enameled "Bird & Love Letter" Locket
A sweet and sentimental locket from the Victorian era (ca1880)! Crafted in 14kt rose gold, the hexagonal locket displays a charming enameled motif on the surface. A little brown sparrow is pictured in flight, carrying a love letter in its beak. The painted detail is quite beautiful, bringing the image to life with feathered strokes and natural colors. When opened, the inside of the locket reveals two fabric-covered spaces where special photographs could be stored. The back of the locket is left plain, and a ring bail is attached to the top, perfect for hanging the piece from a favorite chain. This unusual Victorian locket would make a lovely keepsake piece, or a wonderful gift for someone special!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 3/8" long (including the bail), measures 1" wide, and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, and the enameled image remains very well-preserved. The locket opens easily and snaps securely shut, and the bail at the top is securely attached.