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Antique Bavarian "Charivari" Hunting Amulet

$1,000.00

Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1860

An unusual antique Bavarian Charivari hunting trophy, dating to the mid-Victorian period. It's modelled in 15k gold, with a fringe of oak leaves that give way to two elk teeth

Charivari (pronounced "schariwari") comes from the Latin caribaria, which translates as "madness" or "pandemonium"; these talismans were worn by hunters to bring good fortune - and later as status symbols. A somewhat unusual example mounted in gold, as they were more commonly fashioned from silver.

STONES

Elk teeth

MEASUREMENTS

2.7 x 1.7cm

WEIGHT

4.6g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION

Very good, light wear commensurate with age and use

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