This Chanel Brooch/Pendent is in outstanding condition. The front of the piece is very high polish with the backside having a recessed mat finish interior. With it's intertwined circular motif it has a very timeless style, modern yet antique, oriental yet mystical. Lets face it - it's a very slick design. It has a large fold down bale as well as a double pin to support it's very substantial weight of 36.6 grams.
The gold is in excellent plus condition with no cracks, rips, dents, holes, scratches, nasty abrasions or repairs. The brooch/pendent, bale and trumpet clasp are yellow gold while the pin hinge and both pin sticks are white gold. The pin hinge, pin sticks, trumpet clasp and fold down bale are all original and in smooth working order. The pin stick's have nice points and are fairly straight. The bale softly clicks into a closed position. With tilting the piece and close eye inspection you can see a couple flea bites and very small, light surface only scratches to the front surface as expected from usage.
The pin/pendent measures 2" wide and 2" tall as it would be worn and as it sits in the photos. Just a note, as a pendent it would need a substantial, sturdy chain to support the gold weight, better would be a heavy silk cord in a color complementing your outfit. The hinged bale would take a lot of different things.
There is a French Eagle (18kt. gold) on the trumpet and one pin stick. The bale has Copyright Symbol, CHANEL and French makers diamond cartouche on one side. The other side has a French Eagle and the Chanel Serial Number of 1A954. From what I have read Chanel added the Copyright Symbol to their jewelry in approx. 1971 hence my 1995 circa. But the serial numbers for the more current years of gold jewelry offered for resale are longer as well as the pieces having the more modern 750 purity mark leading me to believe our piece is on the older side of our circa date.
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