Vintage Silver Compass Fob Pendant 1890s Antique
Beginning life as a watch fob, this lovely antique Edwardian sterling silver compass takes on a new direction as the perfect good luck charm pendant necklace. Hailing from Birmingham, England dating to 1890, the compass has a chain encircling the outside. The thick double sided round glass covered working compass has red and black enamel directionals on a golden yellow background with a working blue pin on the inside. Suspend the fob from a silver chain for a necklace, clip to the end of a watch chain or add to a charm bracelet. The compass is wonderful for a dear friend, graduation or even for layering with others.
A compass provides guidance and navigation through life's unexpected twists and turns. Each cardinal direction has a significant meaning. North represents home and wisdom. South embodies passion and creation. East signifies new beginnings and inspiration. West symbolizes introspection and reflection. Do life and any course you follow will be fruitful.
Materials: Sterling Silver
Measurements: The compass with ring bale measures 1.50 inch tall, over 1/4 inches thick and 1.25 inches across
Hallmarks: Lion for sterling silver, anchor for Birmingham and the letter 'w' for the year 1890. The chain on the outside is hallmarked in several places with the lion rampant.
Condition: Very good with no chips or nicks to the glass and the silver in fine condition. The compass is fully functioning. There are scratches to the thick curved glass synonymous with age and use. Both sides retain the directional lettering. A unique antique treasure!