Gorgeous, deeply carved Victorian Sterling Silver locket depicting a griffin. The mythical creature adorns both locket covers. Locket is very detailed, beautifully made with room for 2 images but only one bezel, which is covered with the original glass. The inner cover would hold a photo, the framed and covered side a lock of hair. Likely from the Victorian Aesthetic Period due to the ornate design.
Locket measures 15/16″ in diameter and is 1 1/4″ long and almost 3/8″ deep at the center. There are no marks, not even on the soldered bail. Carefully tested. Estimated to date from the 1880’s. In excellent condition with lovely patina, it can be polished brighter if desired.