Sterling Silver Needle Case Locket | 1905 Edwardian Chatelaine Case Hallmarked Silver Etui | Airtight Silver Locket - 20 inch Sterling Chain


A very beautiful Edwardian sterling silver needle case originally made to attach to a chatelaine. Smaller than most, this piece suits a necklace chain beautifully.

Expertly hand chased with acanthus scrolls, lovely to handle with a cap that fits perfectly - a secure place to carry a special note or token. An oval blank cartouche awaits that special initial.

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The case has full hallmarks for sterling silver, the assay office of Birmingham, England and the year 1905. The maker's mark 'F.W' for the silversmith Frances Webb is present and the cap is also hallmarked.

Size: 2 inches or 50mm long and tapering towards the lid/bottom edge which is 10mm or .5 inches diameter. The drop from the chain including the large suspension ring is 2.2 inches or 56mm.

Weight: 3 gms without chain, 6.4 with the chain.

Age: 1905 (113 years of age)

Condition: Excellent. There are no scratches, splits or dents. The top is snug and secure. The case is in amazing order for its age and the silver has lovely natural patina.

The Chain:
Presented on a new sterling silver chain, 20 inches or 51cm long, stamped to the clasp for 925 silver. Pendant and chain are shown on a life size torso in image #5.

Janne's Observations:
A rare find in such lovely order, beautiful to wear; a wonderful gift for a crafter, a lovely piece for a collector of Victoriana.

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