Ca. 1880 MOP Mother of Pearl Antique Powder Horn "Tiger Tooth" design Pendant or Charm!!
This is a wonderful treasure from the 1880's! The Mother of Pearl is "Crowned" with a gold tone cap that looks to resemble a crown with 5 round red glass stones each prong set. The gold tone "strap" is twisted and looped from the crown to the tip of the Mother of Pearl. The loop in the center is where a necklace chain would fit to wear as a pendant or a jump ring to attach to a large charm bracelet. It was suggested that the metal is gold filled or has a light gold wash on it. It was professionally tested with the lowest testing solution of 10K and the sample faded slowly, which means it could be gold filled with a 9K or less gold content. I can not be absolutely sure but it does look like it has a light gold wash. Beautiful condition. Mother of Pearl in excellent condition and the metal has age appropriate wear, red glass stones also in excellent condition.
Measures: 1 1/4" long by 1/2" wide
Weighs: 3.31 grams
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