A unusual cigar cutter fob/pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Made of 14kt yellow gold, the piece is a functioning cigar cutter which was most likely worn as a fob, hanging from a gentleman's watch chain. Carrying the traditional shape of a cigar cutter, the piece has teardrop in shape and has 3 old Mine Cut diamonds set in the front surface. The diamonds add wonderful detail to the piece, weighing approximately 0.75ctw in total. At the side of the cutter is a hinged mechanism which opens, allowing a gold blade to be revealed and opening a space at the bottom, which would have been used to clip the tip of a cigar. The back of the piece has the hand engraved initials "HWM"in fancy script. The interior is stamped "14K" along with other makers marks. This fabulous piece would look wonderful hung from a gold chain and would make a special and unique addition to any collection!
Measurements: The cigar cutter hangs 1 5/8" long, is 5/8" wide and approximately 1/2" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the cigar cutter is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and all of the diamonds are intact. The cigar cutter mechanism is fully functional and in good working condition.