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Neo-Classical Pique Magnifying Pendant

SOLD Item 11132

A wreath and garland in silver pique work adorns this elegant and utilitarian pendant. The Edwardian influence is certain, as the era was known for its use of the garland and bow motif. Both a piece of jewelry and a magnifying glass, the glass slides out from its cover and slips back in again. The reverse is pure polished tortoiseshell and the interior and glass is constructed of brass and metal.

Condition: Very good; medium wear to the brass finish and showing silver toned in some areas. The tortoiseshell and pique are excellent.

Measurements: Length is 1-3/4 inches (4.4 cm) from the top of the "O" fitting and 2-5/8 inches (6.7 cm) when fully opened. The pendant is 15/16 of an inch (2.4 cm) in width and almost 7/16 of an inch (1 cm) thick. The diameter of the glass is 15/16 of an inch (2.4 cm).

Date & Origin: Circa 1890 and is English in origin.