A beautifully crafted antique Masonic ball pendant! These were originally worn around the neck during the 19th century, a discreet way to pay homage to the freemasons. On first glance, this piece appears simple and spherical, but it folds out to form a cross!
Also known as a golden globe or cross fob, her cross is composed of 6 pyramids, each adorned with hand-crafted engravings, 24 in total! This Victorian jewellery is steeped in history and is sure to be a talking point.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Masonic ball is 14mm in diameter.
Masonic ball including jump ring is 21.5mm long.
When opened the cross is 34mm long x 27mm wide.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold casing, Solid 9ct Gold, Silver Gilt.
Tests as 9ct Gold casing, with Silver Gilt pyramids and a solid 9ct Gold jump-ring.
STAMPS & HALLMARKS: "9CT&SIL" on base of ball.
PACKAGING: Your order will be gift wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.
VERY GOOD: This antique masonic ball pendant is in very good condition. The sphere has kept its shape perfectly, and it remains securely closed through the bale. Each pin securely clips bar one, however once closed she remains closed which is the most important factor. Once opened, this piece reveals an array of symbols, all etched into the piece individually, which are in lovely condition. She has a small ding to the base of the ball, more notable when closed but this is not visible when worn! This will be the most interesting pendant in your collection!