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19th Century Silver Paste Key Pendant

SKU: 6087
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This 19th century Silver Paste key pendant is such a stellar antique find. A glittering and unique addition to your antique jewellery collection, this piece was originally used to alter the time in pocket watches and clocks!

It is no secret that both the Georgians and Victorians loved amping up the extravagance on their jewellery, no matter how utilitarian it was, and this Paste key is the perfect example of this! Seven bright Paste gems are held within an ornate Silver openwork design, the perfect accompaniment to a Silver chain. 

Item Details:

ERA: Late Georgian / Early Victorian (1830-1840).

MEASUREMENTS: Key 40mm long x 17.5mm wide. 
Six petite Paste gems 3.5mm diameter. 
Central Paste gem 4.5mm diameter. 
Length of key including jump ring 44.5mm long. 
Weight: 4.4g. 

MATERIALS:  800 Silver, Metal, Paste (White Diamond Paste). 

HALLMARKS: Tested as 800 Silver with Metal key component. 


EXCELLENT: This 19th century Silver Paste key pendant is in fabulous condition throughout. It is incredibly difficult to find late Georgian and early Victorian pieces in such good condition, so it is clear that this piece has been perfectly preserved. All of the Paste gems are snug within their settings, still retaining their signature brilliance. A light Patina has accrued from age, yet this animates and enhances the delicate openwork curls and the Metal has accrued some copper tones. The bottom of the watch key does screw off, which we believe would have been done to change the component to fit different watches. Overall, a gorgeous unique and collectable pendant!


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This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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