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Antique Fobs, Seals and Charms

ANTIQUE FRENCH 18K GOLD ENAMEL CUPID / CHERUB MINIATURE VINAIGRETTE CHARM c1820

1,750.00

An antique French, solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) miniature vinaigrette charm or small pendant; finely made, with beautiful hand painted vitreous enamel decoration depicting flowers and a winged cherub with butterflies, hand engraved highlights and hinging open to reveal an engraved & pieced grille for a scented sponge.

Wow - a fabulous little item in terrific original condition...immensely collectable!

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of enamel surface wear and faintest scratching commensurate with age and use - see pictures. Hinge & closure perfect.

DATE/MARKS: Early 19th Century. French eagle's head gold control mark.

DIMENSIONS: 22 x 15 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 5.3 grams.

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