Leave it to the Victorians to take the most utilitarian of objects and embellish, modify, miniaturize and adorn it until its actual usefulness is utterly hidden. This c. 1880 gold cross set with creamy seed pearls is actually a telescoping pencil. The reverse side is engraved "Decie."
18k gold (tests), 16 3.2mm split pearls, new 14k gold chain
Vey good - engraved "Decie"
1 3/4" length including the bale, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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.
Supernaturally powerful orbs.