Vintage 14kt Miniature Deck of Playing Cards Charm
This incredible vintage charm has a very unusual design! The piece consists of a small 14kt gold box, which holds a miniature deck of playing cards inside. A hinged lid at the top of the box opens to reveal a hollow compartment inside where the stack of cards is stored. Two sides of the box have open cutout windows, showing the cards that rest at either side of the deck. Each individual playing card is printed in color on fine paper, showing the face of the card on one side, and a blue and white polka dot pattern on the other. The detail is remarkable, considering the small scale of the piece! One side of the box features a repousse image of a hand holding a fistful of 4 cards, one representing each suit (hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades). The mark "14K" is stamped on the other side of the box, and a small gold ring is attached to the top, making it possible to hang the piece from a chain or special charm bracelet. Perfect for the vintage charm lover, this unique piece would make a singular addition to any collection!
Measurements: The gold box stands 1/2" tall and measures 3/8" wide and thick.
Condition: The charm remains in excellent vintage condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the outer gold box or gold loop for hanging. The cards are stacked tightly inside, though the edges of a few individual cards have become slightly worn at the corners. Prior to sale, the deck has not been removed from the outer gold box, nor the cards individually counted, in an effort to preserve and maintain the current condition of the piece.