Antique Carved Mother of Pearl and 18k Gold Watch Key, Hunting Theme

The advent of trains brought about the necessity of a time piece that you could carry along with you and thus, the pocket watch was born, and watches needed winding. This wonderful watch key fob was created for just such a purpose, but it would make a fabulous and unusual pendant.

The key is simply fantastic, set on both sides with a rich brown mother of pearl panel that is carved with a hunting motif. On one side a Stag leaps over a rustic fence, while the other side showcases a hunter and his dog. The carvings are truly amazing, with trees, clouds, rocks and woods all intricately carved in exquisite detail. The 18 karat gold mounting is beautifully rendered and the spinning metal key still functions just fine. There appear to have been marks on the top of the bale originally, but they are too worn to make out. The key is quite large, it measures 1.75 inches long and 1 inch. European in origin, this key was hand made around 1850, it weighs 6.2 grams.

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Item ID: WY0310209V

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