Victorian Sterling "Faith, Hope & Charity" Charm
A lovely and meaningful charm from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This unique sterling silver piece is comprised of three individual charms, each a symbol with a special meaning. The cross represents faith, the anchor represents hope, and the heart represents charity. All three charms are connected to a sterling ring at the top, which could be hung from a chain or added to a special charm bracelet. Stamped on the back of the puffy heart charm are several small hallmarks, including "WJP," a lion, a shield, and another small symbol now worn due to normal wear. The other two charms are left unmarked. This sentimental Victorian charm has special significance and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The charm hangs approximately 1 1/8" in total length (including the ring for hanging). The silver cross and anchor both measure about 7/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and 1/8" thick. The puffy heart is 5/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the three sterling charms, and the ring for hanging is secure and intact. There is a slight natural patina to the silver that gives it an antiqued look, which is normal for a Victorian era piece and adds depth to the appearance.