The hinge & bale are sound. The catch locks well & is not difficult to open. Though like most lockets of this era, it is missing its original inserts, the locket can still accommodate two good size photos. It measures 1.75" x .75". ***Please note: the chain is for display only & thus not included.
This med/large sized Antique gold plated locket has a 9kt gold lucky horse shoe on the front and a beautiful, hand engraved, highly stylized monogram on the back. (The good thing about monograms from the "Downton Abbey" era is that they are both beautiful and hard to decipher, so they simply add aesthetic appeal to antique items such as this locket.)