We love finding vintage gold animal charms, you never know quite what you're going to find next! This vintage solid gold squirrel charm is such a lovely piece as the squirrel is clutching a small pearl that we think represents a tiny acorn. The charm is wonderfully detailed throughout and even though it's small, becuase it's made of solid gold, it has a lovely weight to it for a piece of this size - a real quality charm!
The charm is made of solid 9ct yellow gold and has British hallmarks for the maker 'C&F' to one side of its tail and to the other there are hallmarks for 9ct gold and what looks to be the London assay mark. These hallmarks are now quite rubbed and very hard to make out clearly. There is also a date letter hallmark but this isn't legible. We believe the charm dates to the 1950s.
The charm has beautiful detailing throughout and weighs approx 1.55g. It measures approx 10.9mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 4.9mm wide by approx 9.9mm deep.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition with signs of age and wear including some light surface wear to the gold and pearl. The jump ring is currently pushed closed.
*Please note the antique box and chain pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Vintage 1950s 9ct solid gold and pearl squirrel charm
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