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    Victorian Banded Onyx, Enamel, Gold Watch Chain
    Stones: Banded onyx intaglio
    Metal: 14k gold; taille d'├ępargne enamel
    Theme: Miniature Magnifying Glass, Rope and Anchor Intaglio, Watch Key
    Marked: MA Mitchell
    Gross Weight: 43.60 grams
    Dimensions: 22 inches x 7/16 inch
    Drop Dimensions: 5 inches x 1 inch

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Banded Onyx
    Shape(s): Intaglio
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good


    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: This would have been a Victorian gentleman's essential chain and watch fob! Designed to drape across the suit jacket and link-up to a pocket watch. This one has three essential charms: a miniature magnifying glass that swivels out, a carved banded onyx intaglio depicting a rope and anchor designed to give the gentleman's "seal of approval," and a watch key for winding the watch! Unmarked, metal tests 14k gold. Having a personalized engraving: "MA Mitchell." Enamel in good condition, minor chips. Can also be worn as a necklace.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    21st Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 340

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