Skip to content

We're out of office from 8/18 — 8/27. Shipping will resume on 8/28.

Edwardian Lucky Black Cat Necklace


A common superstition surrounding black cats is that it's considered a bad omen if they cross your path. Not necessarily so! In some European folklore, black cats are thought of as bringers of misfortune, in which case wearing a black cat charm is a way to cast off the evil eye. However, in Welsh folklore, black cats were thought to bring luck to a home and could even be a reliable weather predictor. And the maneki neko - the ubiquitous waving lucky cat seen in shops of all varieties - is painted in various colors which correspond to the principles of Feng Shui - the black version is believed to ward off evil, disease, and toxic people.


  • Materials

    sterling silver (marked), enamel

  • Age

    c. 1910

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 15" chain

Need more photos?

Send us an email to request photos of this piece on a model.





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Amulets:Charms of Power and Protection

An amulet is a personal ornament that protects the wearer from adversity, misfortune, illness, and even death.