Truly a rare find, this antique Victorian 18k gold charm holder holds a trio of figas, used in many places as a good luck talisman. Sure to be three times as lucky, these figas are carved in Carnelian, and blue and green Chalcedony, all mounted in 18k yellow gold. The charm holder is mechanical and has a small key that unwinds to release the lower arm so that the charms may be changed. The face of the brooch is beautifully etched and the three hand carved figa charms or pendants have ornate, floral tops. There is an 18k mark on the back of the brooch, as well as on the top of each figa hand.
The entire piece measures 2 7/16" tall from top to bottom and 1 9/16" wide at the widest point. The figas measure 1 1/16" tall, without the bail, and 7/16" wide at the fist. Total weight is 15 grams. In very good antique condition, this piece shows some age commensurate wear from use and has an antique patina, which has not been polished. Unique and rare, this charm holder is versatile in that it can hold other charms and the figas can be easily removed and worn individually as pendants.