An antique gold padlock, mounted with old brilliant cut diamonds, hung on a finely made gold curb-link bracelet, the padlock opens to accommodate the bracelet and has a hinged glazed compartment to the rear.
English, circa 1810.
The padlock is a symbol of hearts locked together. This antique expression of that sentiment is echoed in the modern phenomenon of ‘love locks’ attached to bridges around the world.
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