A fabulous antique yellow gold gilt pocket watch key fashioned as a Victorian revolver that suspends from a 9ct gold curb chain.
A fairly rare bird, dimensional and beautifully detailed it has an elongated barrel, a grip, hammer, cylinder and a trigger, even the screwheads are visible! The actual key mechanism is hidden inside the open barrel. Wonderfully decorative which would have hung from a gold chain on a Victorian gentleman's jacket ready to wind up his pocket watch. These days these ornamental novelty fobs make for unique antique pendants with guns being particularly sought after!
The watch key hangs from a sturdy 19" (48cm) 9ct yellow gold curb chain. A fabulous addition to your antique jewellery collection, perfect for layering - we love how it hangs at a jaunty angle - or wearing alone as a signature piece!
MATERIALS: Watch key, gold gilt (heavily gold plated/gold filled sterling silver). Chain 9ct gold
MEASUREMENTS: Watch key 2" (5cm), chain 19" (48cm)
HALLMARKS: Watch key none, chain '375' for 9ct gold, British import stamps and 'Italy'
WEIGHT: Total 5.2 grams, watch key 3.3 grams, chain 1.9 grams
DATE: Victorian/Edwardian, circa 1900
CONDITION: The key is in very, very good antique condition with expected signs of age and light surface wear. There is no wearing away of the rolled gold overlay and no dents or dings. The chain is in top notch condition with the links free flowing and the clasp in perfect working order.
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