I love the sterling silver and enamel zodiac charms made by the renowned American silversmith firm of Charles Thomae & Sons (The Thomae Company) in Attleboro, Massachusetts. They feature a highly detailed rendering on the figural for the sign, along with the sign's glyph, often with a background pattern of some kind. This version then encases the design in a richly-hued translucent glass enamel. The enamel is thinner over the figural so that it appears to be a lighter color, which adds depth to the image and really showcases the detail. The inner disc with the enamel is encircled with a band of stars and the name of the sign at the top, all upon a highly patinated ground.
This charm is for Aquarius, the Waterbearer, and the enamel is a rich, deep purple. The enamel is in very good condition with only minor surface scratches and tiny nicks, and no chips, flakes, or cracks. Several pictures of the front are shown from different angles so you can see that any white areas are reflections and not damage to the enamel. The silver has a soft, mellow patina with little tarnish.
Measures approximately 15/16" across, and in the last photo is shown next to a quarter for scale.
The back is marked sterling, but appears never to have been struck with the Thomae hallmark.
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Aquarius the Waterbearer - Sterling Silver and Enamel Zodiac Charm or Pendant - Charles Thomae