Victorian Gold-Filled Mother Of Pearl Equestrian Fob Pendant
This equestrian piece from the Victorian era (ca1880) is quite outstanding! The hanging pendant design features two hand carvings made of mother of pearl, which are fitted with gold-filled accents. A 3-dimensional horse head rests in the middle, complete with gold-filled reigns, horse bit, and bridle details. Dangling freely below is a large open horseshoe, the surface of which is detailed with 7 studs representing nails (always 7 for good luck!) Both carvings hang from double strands of gold-filled chain, and a large spring ring clasp at the top makes it easy to hang the piece from a favorite necklace. When worn, the pendant is quite substantial and makes a fabulous statement piece. Perfect for the equestrian enthusiast, this beautiful Victorian piece would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The entire piece hangs approximately 5 1/2" from top to bottom. The carved horse head measures 1 1/2" wide, 1" tall, and 3/8" thick. The carved horseshoe measures 1 1/8" wide, 1 1/4" long, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the mother of pearl carvings or to the gold-filled findings. The spring ring clasp and strands of chain are secure and in good working condition.