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Victorian Rose Gold Masonic Orb Pendant

Victorian Rose Gold Masonic Orb Pendant

$600.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1890

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

These unusual pieces would have been used as a pocket watch fob. 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 

2.2 x 1.9cm

WEIGHT 

8.0g

MARKS 

9ct gold marks

CONDITION 

Very good, with light antique patina

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