Victorian 14K Sterling & Rock Quartz Watch Pendant
A beautiful and very unusual watch pendant from the Late Victorian (1900) era! This lovely piece is made of carved rock quartz crystal held within a sterling silver setting. The rock quartz is spherical in shape, giving the piece a unique ball-shaped design. A round watch face can be seen through the front, which has a pearly background with metallic cold accents, dark pink numbers, and a swirled butterfly motif in the center. The reverse side of the pendant reveals the exposed watch movement, which is visible through the rock crystal. The rounded shape of the crystal has a magnifying effect, showing the cogs and gears in closer detail. The winder can be found at the top which is 14K gold and a 14K strand of chain is threaded through two handles that rest at the seam of the pendant. In the center of the chain is a gold loop that could be attached to a bail and hung from a desired chain. A very unique design with a subtle steampunk feel, this wonderful Victorian piece would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The entire pendant hangs 3" long including the chain. The ball watch measures 1 3/8" tall (including the winder), and has a 1" diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the watch pendant is very good. There is some minimal, normal surface wear to the piece, including few small nicks to the back of the rock crystal, which are not noticeable when worn. The sterling setting has a natural patina that gives it an antique look, however it could be polished and brightened if desired. There is no apparent damage to the gold chain or winder, both of which are intact. Watches of this era should be cleaned and oiled periodically, and at this time, the watch is in fine working order.