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Rare Lyre Motif Working Musical Fob Pendant
Rare Lyre Motif Working Musical Fob Pendant
Rare Lyre Motif Working Musical Fob Pendant
Rare Lyre Motif Working Musical Fob Pendant
Rare Lyre Motif Working Musical Fob Pendant
Rare Lyre Motif Working Musical Fob Pendant

Story

A first in The Three Graces history, a museum-worthy working musical fob pendant is likely something you have never seen or touched before.

These miniature curiosities were meant to be worn and shown off to one's friends as the technical marvels of their days. Just as owning a watch was a sign of wealth and distinction, so would have been this exceptional creation.

This one was fashioned in 18k yellow gold in the shape of a lyre or musical instrument, in repoussé gold work with floral motifs including roses.

Top winds and, with a few quarter turns, a quiet but distinct musical tune plays (see video). At the center, four azure blue paste oval stones are set for a touch of color.

The base houses the works of the music box. Adorned with striated horizontal designs, the center houses minute screws and a tiny on off button.

Circa 1800 and likely French in origin, this is an exceptional treasure from over 220 years ago.

Note: Winding just two quarter turns is all that is recommended. Over-winding, just like with manual clocks and watches, will freeze the movement. Minimal use is recommended to preserve its continued working condition.

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Rare Lyre Motif Working Musical Fob Pendant

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Date: Circa 1800.

Measurements: Length of 1 5/8 inches and the base is 7/8 inches by just under 1 1/8 inches. Weight of 19.5 grams.

Hallmarks: In indistinct mark to the top bale.

Condition: Excellent, some light wear and dimpling to the bottom and top of the base.

Origin: Most likely French.

Story

A first in The Three Graces history, a museum-worthy working musical fob pendant is likely something you have never seen or touched before.

These miniature curiosities were meant to be worn and shown off to one's friends as the technical marvels of their days. Just as owning a watch was a sign of wealth and distinction, so would have been this exceptional creation.

This one was fashioned in 18k yellow gold in the shape of a lyre or musical instrument, in repoussé gold work with floral motifs including roses.

Top winds and, with a few quarter turns, a quiet but distinct musical tune plays (see video). At the center, four azure blue paste oval stones are set for a touch of color.

The base houses the works of the music box. Adorned with striated horizontal designs, the center houses minute screws and a tiny on off button.

Circa 1800 and likely French in origin, this is an exceptional treasure from over 220 years ago.

Note: Winding just two quarter turns is all that is recommended. Over-winding, just like with manual clocks and watches, will freeze the movement. Minimal use is recommended to preserve its continued working condition.

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