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Victorian Black Cat "Stanhope" Pitlochry Souvenir Pendant

Victorian Black Cat "Stanhope" Pitlochry Souvenir Pendant



DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A very, very strange antique "stanhope" pendant dating from the latter half of the 19th Century. It's made of carved bog oak (a form of petrified wood) and formed as a black cat... but the cool part is in its chest: a tiny "micro-photographic" lens that you can look through to bring up "A Memory of Pitlochry" along with a series of miniature photographs documenting the local scenery and attractions.

A small town in Perthshire, Scotland, Pitlochry dates back to 1180, but was developed as a tourist resort after Queen Victoria and Albert visited in 1842, . It remains a popular tourist resort today, known for its salmon ladder, and access to mountains such as Ben Brackie and Schiehallion. The scenes in this micro-photograph include The Hydropathic Establishment, The Black Spout, Moulin, Falls of Tummel, and a few others.


Bog Oak


20.0 x 8.9mm




No marks present


Very good, some light wear commensurate with age


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