Victorian Huge Carnelian Dance Card Pendant
A wonderful and unusual pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This marvelous piece was originally worn by a Victorian woman as a dance card at a ball or dance. With a simply fantastic look, the large pendant is made of 2 rectangular plaques of banded carnelian agate. Both sides of the pendant have wonderful hues of burnt orange with white and yellow toned banding throughout. A gold plated moveable rivet rests at the top and also acts as the bail. The two outer carnelian faces slide apart to reveal 7 ivory "pages" which would have been used to write the names of her dance partners on. At the end of each page is a different day of the week. A wonderful and unusual piece, this pendant is a must for the Victorian collector!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 3 1/4" long, is a little less than 1 1/2" at the widest point and has a depth of a little less than 3/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the either of the carnelian plaques or to any of the ivory pages. The riveted bail is secure and moves easily.