Even though the monogram is my own initials - EW - I'm letting this Victorian silver locket go. Glass lenses and frames are missing inside. Robin and blue/white flowers decorate the front.
Sterling silver, enamel.
Birmingham hallmarks for 1879
2 1/4" tall (including bail), 1 3/8" wide.
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1837 — 1901
The meaning of birds in jewelry: owls, parrots, swallows, doves, eagles and aigrettes.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.