This vintage gold and enamel opening charm is such a fun piece - we love finding these humorous charms! On the outside, the kennel has 'DOG' and 'HOUSE' written on the roof of the 9ct gold kennel which opens up to reveal an enamelled man hiding inside looking a bit sorry for himself. The phrase 'In the doghouse' means you're in trouble and is often used here in England to describe someone's other half who may have done something wrong. We think this charm would make a great gift, especially if they may be a bit of a troublemaker!
The charm is made of 9ct gold and has British hallmarks on the bottom of the kennel for the maker 'BLD', 9ct gold, London and the date letter 'S' for 1973.
The charm measures approx 13mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 14.8mm deep by approx 9mm wide and weighs approx 3.65g.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition with some light surface wear to the gold and enamel. The charm is in very good condition for a piece of this age as we usually see them with quite a lot of it missing. The enamel does have some small areas that are worn but overall we think this charm has likely been left unopened or hasn't been worn much. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.
*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 1973 9ct gold and enamel opening 'in the dog house' charm
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