Sterling Silver Aesthetic Swallow Bird Double Pendant Locket Antique English 1881.

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Charming antique Victorian sterling silver double pendant locket with a flying swallow to the front which has the meaning 'return home safe & well'.
The English silver hallmark can be found to the rear, this is where you find the anchor for the Birmingham assay office along with the date letter for the year 1881. Just below you find the makers mark 'EW'.
Good hinge to open & the locket shut securely, but there is a tiny gap when closed, it does not open when shaken hard. The front of the locket is in great order, but there is a small ding to the rear edge on the left hand side, please see the pictures, being at the rear it does not detract. Inside you find 1 slip & a cracked lens, the others of the pair are missing again see the pictures.
Size 3.5 x 2.5 cm or 1.4 x 1.0 inches.
Weight 8.1 grams or 5.0 penny weight.

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