Antique silver and enamel locket, WW1, German poem

Regular price £289.00

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A beautiful antique silver and enamel locket.

Circular shaped silver locket with an enamelled front, it has a soft yellow guilloche ground with, a floral spray tied with a purple ribbon.

Perhaps the most unusual thing about this locket, hailing from the WW1 era, is the beautiful engraved German poem inside.

The poem reads:

Rosen tulpen nelken alle blumen welken, stahl und eisen bricht, aber unsere freundschaft nicht 1916

Roughly translated to:

Roses, tulips, carnations, all flowers wither, steel and iron breaks, but our friendship not

It has two compartments within for photographs or pictures, both are empty and not glazed.

German silver marks on the small integral bale, it has a replacement silver jump ring and comes on a later sterling silver belcher chain.

Good used condition overall, overall surface wear and patina, some enamel damage near the hinge, one of the silver gilt frames inside is slightly bent.

Approx measurements:
1.5" length with bale
1.25" width
22" length

Locket and chain weigh approx 22.82 grams total

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