We love finding vintage opening charms, they are such fun pieces to wear and are sure to catch people's eyes when worn too. This vintage gold sphinx charm opens to reveal a tiny gold mummy insid, perfect for a history lover!
The charm is made of 9ct gold and has British hallmarks on the bottom for 9ct gold. There also looks to be the hallmark for London and the date letter 'b' which we believe is for 1957. The hallmarks are hard to make out as they have been stamped onto the bottom of the charm which has ridges so they are only partially visible. There is also a maker's mark but this isn't clear enough to be made out. We have also tested the charm to confirm it is definitely 9ct gold. The 9ct gold hallmark also indicates it is definitely pre 1975 in age.
The charm measures approx 11.6mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 16.5mm wide by approx 6.1mm deep and weighs approx 2.5g.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition with little sign of age except some light surface wear to the gold. The charm opens well and clicks closed to stay closed when worn. There is a little side to side movement in the hinge when open and closed but this doesn't cause any problems and looks to have been made this way. The jump ring is currently pushed closed.
*Please note the chain and box pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch*
Vintage 9ct gold opening sphinx charm with mummy inside
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