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Antique Bloodstone Watch Key Pendant, intaglio with family crest

£695.00

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    Antique Bloodstone Watch Key Pendant, intaglio with family crest

    Watch keys were worn on watch chains, longuards or chatelaines. They were a means of displaying status as well as having a practical use. This one is 15ct gold and the shield shaped bloodstone is deep seal (intaglio) engraved with a family crest. The intaglio would perhaps have been used to seal letters or documents. The loop is attached to a swivelling section on the watch key stem which is engraved.
    The crest features a bird atop a shield which bears various devices. The Latin text below the shield reads ‘PAX AMOR FIDES’. This translates to ‘Peace Love Faith’. A worthy and sentimental motto to guide us all.
    This lovely example would make an excellent gift choice for collectors or jewellery lovers and an unusual pendant gift for birthdays or Christmas.

    ERA: Victorian circa 1880

    APPROX. MEASUREMENTS: length 1 + inches (30mm) width 5/8th inch (15mm)

    APPROX. GROSS WEIGHT OF ITEM: 6.2g
    (Includes internal rims, stones, fabric etc)

    MATERIALS: gold (acid tested), bloodstone

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    CONDITION: excellent, one small ding on the watch key stem.

    NB: Vintage Boxes, chains and Props etc are not included unless described as such in the items description.

    Photography:
    we do not photoshop our photographs and use natural light as much as possible. Please be aware that the colour of the stones or gold/silver may appear different in actual life rather than in the photograph. Please ask if you need further details. Please look carefully at the photos as they form part of the description.

    SHIPPING: All orders are shipped using Royal Mail Special delivery, Royal Mail International tracked and /or signed for, 1st Class Recorded Delivery or Fed Ex next working day delivery to International destinations. Items are securely padded in transit, with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. NB. Fed Ex do not deliver to PO Boxes so if you live outside the UK, and we cannot use the Postal service to deliver your purchase, we will need your physical address and a telephone number.

    – NEXT-DAY delivery to the UK after processing order
    – Rest of the World 5-10 days delivery after processing order (Royal Mail). Next Day with Fed Ex.

    RETURNS: You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by firstly getting in touch to let us know you wish to return the item. This must be within 14 days of RECEIVING it and then you must return it within 28 days of RECEIVING it. This excludes Bespoke or Personal Items. Your Statutory Rights are not affected.

    INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER: This item will arrive in a beautiful Presentation Box.

    Please message us if you have any questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
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