This sweet vintage heart shaped locket features an intricate engraved scroll pattern on the front surface; in the upper right area of the heart, there is a blank space that could be engraved with someone's name. The chain and locket are in good vintage condition, with a few small exceptions: there are some z shaped scratches on the inside of the locket in the area where pictures would be inserted, a slight dent on the front left quadrant of the heart, a small dent on the left side of the locket, along with a few small impressions on the back of the locket near the maker's mark. The reverse of the locket is stamped for silver, and is decorated with a hand engraved message for the original recipient:
" To Judy
From Upper IV"
The interior of the locket still has the glass and seal for a picture on the right side, though it is missing on the left. The clasp and hinges are still true and the locket opens and closes easily. I have polished some of the tarnish from the locket, but have not polished it to bright silver, as the darker patina adds to the locket's vintage charm. The pictures do a good job showing the overall condition of the locket and chain, but if you have any questions, please convo me. The last picture in the series shows some of the other heart charms and lockets I have for sale in The Eclectic Magpie.
Thanks for looking!
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