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Vintage Fly Agaric Enamel Mushroom Pendant

Vintage Fly Agaric Enamel Mushroom Pendant

$1,000.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, c.1970

An excellent fly agaric mushroom pendant dating from the 1970s. It's crafted in 14 karat gold, with vivid red enamel and its characteristic white dots. Offered with the period (14k) twist chain pictured.

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) are noted for their hallucinogenic properties induced by the neurotoxins ibotenic acid and muscimol, and they are known to have been widely used by many of the indigenous peoples of Sibera by both shamans and lay people alike. The toxins are water soluble and, after parboiling twice with water draining, it's eaten in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. Probably don't try that out, though.

MEASUREMENTS 

Pendant: 1.6 x 1.4cm

Length of chain: 17 inches

WEIGHT 

4.2g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 14k gold (chain is marked 585)

CONDITION 

Excellent

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