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Late Victorian "Dice Within a Die" Charm Pendant

$2,400.00

Late Victorian "Dice Within a Die" Charm Pendant

$2,400.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1890

Cool late Victorian dice charm/pendant, the 18k gold case opens to house three tiny (but fully functional) dice with blue enamel dots. Given the three dice it was possibly intended as a portable way to play bunco – a parlour game popular in 19th Century England, and later exported to the US where it gave its name to gambling parlors, or "Bunco parlors", and more generally to any sort of swindle.

MEASUREMENTS 

10.8mm face to face

13.7mm corner to corner

Tiny dice are 4mm

WEIGHT 

4.3g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some minor enamel loss

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