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Vintage heart padlock with a hidden message. The outer edges are engraved with the words ‘in delay there lies no plenty’ This line comes from the Shakespeare poem, O Mistress Mine and we can be pretty sure that the padlock was a gift to a lover as a way of saying, don’t hang around/be mine now babes.


We’ve also got a K and the date 27.11.9, unfortunately the last digit is worn and illegible.


  • Material - 9ct gold
  • Hallmarks - none
  • Country of origin - England
  • Drop - 2.2cm
  • Width - 1.5cm
  • Weight - 3.6g
  • Condition - great vintage condition with a small nibble to the bottom right edge 

Vintage padlock

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  • All of my pieces are at the very least pre-loved and most of them are vintage or antique. This item is not brand new and as such, will not look brand new. Please expect signs of wear to include kinks in links, surface wear to gold, scuffs to stones and accept this as part and parcel of buying sustainable jewellery. I will be as clear as I can with item descriptions and aim to make sure you are aware of any potential defects before you buy.

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