A charming antique miniature 9ct gold pocket watch key that has a secret compartment. Most unusual, we have seen poison rings but never a poison watch key!
This is a very small watch key so it would have been used to wind a Victorian lady's pocket watch and worn as a piece of jewellery. It is guilloche engraved in a geometric pattern and it has a swivel ring decorated with a gold bead. It opens from the side to reveal the compartment inside.
The key measures 1" (2.5cm) and weighs 1.7 grams, it is not hallmarked and we have acid tested it to verify that its 9ct gold
It is in lovely condition, the engraving is perhaps not as crisp as it was where countless fingers have touched it to wind a watch and perhaps open and close the secret compartment. So obviously cherished and lovingly used we can't say what the compartment might contained, perhaps a tiny keepsake or a pill.
The key is a perfect size to add to a bracelet and the swivel ring is wide enough to attach to your favorite chain for wear as a necklace too. This lovely antique watch key is all you could want from a petite piece of antique jewellery, all ready to add to your collection!
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