It's a larger piece - Measures 2" long - 1 & 3/4 inches wide. It has a most unusual cut on the underside indicative of the age of this piece. The filigree work is immaculate. There's little to no wear on the piece. It can be worn either as a pin or a pendant with the bail accommodation even a large omega. I have been in possession of this piece for over 30 years. I have always worn it on this 14kt gold finely braided chain so I am selling it with the chain. The chain is 16" long and weighs 5.8 grams - lobster clasp.
The Pendant itself weighs 24.9 grams. There are no markings whatsoever which is faily common of victorian pieces. I have photographed the backside so that you can see the "Slide" clasp. You simply pull the clasp part outward - place the the bar pin into the barrel and and then slide the clasp back over the pin to lock the pin in place. Ti's a pretty nifty mechanism.
In the pictures of the backside you will see one corner is slightly bent. I have not attempted to unbend it because from the front you do not see it and I feel it lends to the character of the piece.
The color of this piece is really more of a rose gold than a bright gold which I hope is easily reflected in the pictures.
It was very hard for me to price this piece. I did quite a bit of research on it and there is very little on the internet to go by reference wise.
I purchased this item at a Tuscon Gem show - from an old pawn dealer and he had no history to tell on it at that time. It is a truly unique treasure - if you need additional pictures please do not hesitate to ask.
This item is being sold as is - as described and pictured. There are no returns so do your due diligence. It's a larger purchase so please ask any questions before purchase.
This item will ship via USPO - fully insured - signature required.