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Early Victorian Nelson's Column Miniature Magnifier Charm

Early Victorian Nelson's Column Miniature Magnifier Charm

$2,200.00


Description

DATE: Early Victorian, c.1850

This remarkable little charm is one of the best I've ever seen....... at first glance it looks inconspicuous enough - albeit pretty, with intricate chased detailing all over - but it opens to reveal an exquisite hand-painted enamel miniature of Trafalgar Square, with focus on Nelson's Column. The miniature really is tiny, so the charm has been furnished with a pop-up magnifier for closer inspection. As there's no sign of Landseer's Lions at the base it can be dated pre-1867. Modelled in 15 karat gold.

MEASUREMENTS 

Closed: 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.5cm

Open: 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.2cm

WEIGHT 

3.3g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Good, some general/light wear commensurate with age

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