Victorian 14kt Yellow Gold Whistle Pendant
A wonderful whistle pendant from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this unique piece consists of a working whistle that hangs from a simple gold bail at the top. The long barrel-shaped body has a cutout opening on the top and a mouthpiece at the end, providing a functional design.When blown into, the piece produces a soft airy sound, versus the sharp piercing sound typical of a loud modern whistle. Various stamps are found along the bail, including "ITALY," "OE," and "585." An additional "585" gold purity stamp can also be found on the top of the whistle. This fun and musically themed pendant would hang perfectly from a favorite chain, and would make an unusual addition to any collection!
Measurements: The whistle hangs approximately 2 1/8" long (including the bail) and measures about 3/8" wide and thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, and the bail is secure and in good working order. At this time, the whistle remains functional and produces sound when blown into.