There's been hilarious debate over on Instagram about the original purpose of this little tool, some suggestions are: button hook, toothpick, nail pick, shoelace unknotter and I think my favourite, for pushing into the bedframe to hang a pocket watch from, although I'm not sure this particular one would withshand the weight of a pocket watch.
Someties there's just no definitive answer and that's ok!
I love how modern this looks hanging from a chain, like it could have been made yesterday. The addition of a large split ring makes it really easy to hang your other charms and pendants from and also means that it can be slid onto a chunky chain.
The swivel bale gives fluidity to the piece which means you'll be able to forget its there.
I think whoever buys this quirky little piece will love it for many years to come.
- Material - Split ring, bale and outer body 9ct gold. Blade base metal.
- Hallmarks - none
- Country of origin - England
- Length - 3cm
- Widest width - 1.4cm
- Weight - 2.5g
- Condition - excellent antique condition. The usual kind of wear you'd expect with a piece of around 100 years old.
Super cool Victorian hidden hook pendant
All of my pieces are at the very least pre-loved and most of them are vintage or antique. This item is not brand new and as such, will not look brand new. Please expect signs of wear to include kinks in links, surface wear to gold, scuffs to stones and accept this as part and parcel of buying sustainable jewellery. I will be as clear as I can with item descriptions and aim to make sure you are aware of any potential defects before you buy.