How lovely is this little vintage gold watering can charm!? It's perfect for someone who's green fingered, perhaps a gardener or veggie grower! Not only is it beautifully decorated all the way around, but the lid actually opens and closes too. This is definitely one of the loveliest watering can charms we've ever found!
The charm is made of 9ct gold, which is a little rosey in colour in some places and a little yellower in colour in others. The charm is marked for the maker 'WO' and '9c' for 9ct gold on one side. Without full British hallmarks, it's hard to date exactly but with the old '9c' mark we believe the charm is likely an early vintage one, dating to around the 1940s/50s.
The charm measures approx 16.8mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 20.6mm handle to spout by approx 9.2mm deep. The charm weighs approx 1.3g in total.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition but does show some signs of age and wear, including some surface wear to the gold. As mentioned above, the gold is rosier in colour in some places and yellower in others. There are some dark old solder marks to the top of the watering can from when the handle was attached. The opening lid opens well and closes firmly still to stay closed when worn. There is a very small dent to the gold near the top of the spout on one side. The top jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the box and chain pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Vintage 9ct gold opening watering can charm
All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. Items sent outside of the UK are sent via Royal Mail's International signed for service, which offers insurance for up to £250 and tracking.