Late 19th Century French Compass on Watch Chain

$550.00
About Details
This late 19th century French compass hangs from its original heavy curb watch chain. Originally, the chain and toggle would have been configured on a gentleman's waistcoat and the compass would have been stuck inside a pocket. Happily, the chain lays at collar length (just shy of 15"). The compass (cardinal directions Nord, Sud, Est et Ouest hand-painted on its face) and its toggle hang from a long tail making for a très chic necklace. 

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  • Materials: gold fill, glass
  • Age: c. 1890
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 14 7/8" chain, compass 1 1/8" diameter (compass and tail hang at 2 5/8")
  • Location: To see this necklace in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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About Details
This late 19th century French compass hangs from its original heavy curb watch chain. Originally, the chain and toggle would have been configured on a gentleman's waistcoat and the compass would have been stuck inside a pocket. Happily, the chain lays at collar length (just shy of 15"). The compass (cardinal directions Nord, Sud, Est et Ouest hand-painted on its face) and its toggle hang from a long tail making for a très chic necklace. 

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  • Materials: gold fill, glass
  • Age: c. 1890
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 14 7/8" chain, compass 1 1/8" diameter (compass and tail hang at 2 5/8")
  • Location: To see this necklace in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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