Watches, Watch Accessories, Chatelaine & Watch Chain Jewelry

Antique Art Nouveau Yellow Gold Filled Lady Face Watch Pin Brooch and Chain - Pendant Holder #c984

Haute Vintage Jewels


Regular price $102.00
Antique Art Nouveau Yellow Gold Filled Lady Face Watch Pin Brooch and Chain - Pendant Holder #c984
This lovely gold filled watch pin brooch and chain are from the Art Nouveau era. It is a multi-purpose piece that can be worn as a brooch, a watch pin or as a pocket watch chain. The brooch features the three-dimensional face of a beautiful lady or nymph. She has very detailed facial features and flowing hair and is wearing a headpiece with what appears to be large flowers on each side of her face. Beautiful ornate scrolls with superb chased details surround the lady's face. The back of the brooch has a hook at the bottom for adding a watch, charm or pendant. It closes with an old-style C catch. A cable chain is attached to the brooch and it has a beautiful belt slide piece with was used to secure it to a belt or vest. The belt slide is also very ornate in style and it has a shield in the center. It's a stunning piece!

The brooch portion of the piece measures about 1 3/16 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. The chain measures approximately 4 1/2 inches in length. The belt slide measures about 9/16 inch long and 7/16 inch wide. The combined weight of all pieces is 7.3 grams. The piece is unsigned.

This is such a captivating piece and most likely one of a kind! The piece is quite versatile and can be worn in myriad ways. You could wear it as a brooch, as a watch, pendant or charm holder, or it could be used by a man to hold a pocket watch. The brooch is in good antique condition. There is slight finish wear to the brooch and to the belt slide and both pieces have expected patina from age to the backs. The belt slide is missing the piece that would have locked it onto the belt (photo #8), but its opening is not very wide and it could just be pushed down over a collar as shown in photo #2. It also could be modified by adding a small gold safety pin to the back for use as a safety chain for the brooch. It's a fabulous piece that would make a splendid addition to an antique jewelry collection!

SIGNED: UNSIGNED

SIZE: BROOCH-APPROX 1 3/16 INCHES LONG AND 1 1/8 INCHES WIDE, CHAIN-APPROX 4 1/2 INCHES LONG AND BELT SLIDE-APPROX 9/16 INCH LONG AND 7/16 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 7.3 GRAMS

CONDITION: GOOD, PRE-OWNED, ANTIQUE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. SLIGHT FINISH WEAR TO THE BROOCH AND BELT SLIDE AND PATINA FROM AGE TO THE BACKS. THE BELT SLIDE IS MISSING THE PIECE THAT LOCKED IT ONTO THE BELT (PHOTO #8), BUT ITS OPENING ISN'T VERY WIDE AND IT COULD JUST BE PUSHED DOWN OVER A COLLAR AS SHOWN IN PHOTO #2.

SEE PHOTOS FOR ITEM SPECIFICS

Related Products