Retro 14kt Yellow Gold Jade Vinaigrette Charm/Pendant
A wonderful and very unusual vinaigrette charm/pendant from the Retro (ca1940) era! This fabulous jar shaped pendant is made of 14kt yellow gold and jade. The top of the pendant has a screw on gold lid top with a beautiful etched dragon, surrounded by a floral motif. A layer of jade separates the top and bottom portions of the pendant and has a beautiful green color with specks of white throughout. The base of the pendant is simple and smooth and connects to the circular handle. The movable handle features a small gold bail at the top, allowing it to be worn on a gold chain or attached to a bracelet. The unique design of the pendant is reminiscent of a basket or jar with an Asian inspired appearance. Stamped at the bottom of the base is "14K, along with a small hallmark. The top of the spheres easily unscrews, allowing the wearer to put a scent inside if desired. This charming and beautiful charm/pendant would make a unique addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The charm/pendant hang approximately 1" long. The sphere measures 5/8" long and wide, with a depth of slightly less than 1/2".
Condition: The overall condition of the charm/pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and the jade is intact. The vinaigrette lifts open without any problem and stays securely closed when twisted tightly.