Retro 18kt + Enamel Miniature Coursage Box With Orchid Charm
A lovely and unique charm/pendant from the Retro (ca1940) era! This charming piece is crafted in 18kt yellow gold and depicts a miniature coursage box holding a moveable, 3-dimensional Orchid inside. The transparent body of the box is made out of celluloid which creates a clear window to see the beautiful enameled flower from every angle. The orchid is beautifully painted pink enamel on the outside surface of the petals, a smoothly polished interior, delicate pistil, and a curved stem. A yellow gold "ribbon" wraps around the entire box, and is tied beautifully into a large bow at the top of the charm. A simple round bail rests in the center of the bow, and is stamped with a maker's mark beside a "750" gold purity mark. A beautiful and fun piece that would look perfect hanging from a favorite chain or charm bracelet, it would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The charm hangs approximately 1" long, including the bail at the top, and measures about 5/8" in diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or celluloid panels. The painted enamel is free of chips or scratches. The bail is secure and in good working condition.