1904 Antique Sterling Silver Locket | Edwardian Silver Stamp Case Envelope | Silver Satchel English Silver Hallmark - 24 Inch Sterling Chain

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A silver envelope locket that was originally a stamp holder attached to an Edwardian chatelaine or pocket watch fob, this is an intriguing piece.

Embellishment is very simple and understated with a 'stitched' border and tiny flourishes to the front.

The locket is in the shape of a little satchel or envelope and has a hinged 'envelope flap' that clips secure shut - wonderful for holding a special love note, inspirational prayer or photograph. Both sides have a smooth polished finish.

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The envelope is stamped to the inside with full English hallmarks for sterling silver, the City of Birmingham and the year 1904. The maker's mark is also present - 'BPDC' for the Boots Pure Drug Company. The lovely fat suspension ring is stamped for sterling with the Lion Passant of England.

Size: .85 x 1.15 inch or 22 x 29mm in size, approximately 4mm in thickness.

Condition: Very good. Some tiny surface marks (possibly baby teeth marks :) but no nasty scratches, splits or cracks. Closure clips into place firmly and the hinge is excellent.

Weight: 5.4 grams

Age: 1904 - 112 years of age.

The Chain:
The envelope locket is presented on a new sterling silver chain, 24 inches or 61cm long, stamped to the clasp for 925 silver. Pendant and chain are shown on a life size torso in image #2.

Janne's Notes:
I always look for good quality Edwardian silver stamp envelopes - useful, fun and very beautiful as a locket, This one is unusual in that it is centrally suspended rather than corner hung.

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