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Victorian Gold Masonic Orb Pendant

Victorian Gold Masonic Orb Pendant

$600.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1890

A fine antique example of the Masonic Orb pendant, modelled in 9k gold with silver innards. The frame that holds it all together is individually hinged; that the closing arms are individually hinged is a clue to its age... more recent examples feature a rigid "cage" that maintains its spherical closed state.

This would have been used as a fob for a pocket watch, and the craftsmanship is excellent. The orb opens to reveal six pyramids, in a cross formation, with each face hand-carved (by its original owner) with a masonic symbol.

MEASUREMENTS

17.6 x 16.8mm

WEIGHT

6.7g

MARKS

Stamped 9ct gold

CONDITION

Very good, the hinges are slightly loose but closes securely

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