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Vintage Guglielmo Cini Sterling Silver Laurel Leaves Pocket Watch Compass Fob - Bubble Top - Working! #d477

Regular price $139.00
This rare and fabulous piece was created by Italian jewelry designer Guglielmo Cini. Guglielmo Cini emigrated from Italy to the US in 1922 and set up shop in California. He was known for his fine, handcrafted silver jewelry in the Florentine style. He continued to create handmade silver jewelry until his death in 1979.

This Cini compass fob has a flared, sterling silver setting with lovely engraved laurel leaves around its entire circumference. The center holds a brass and glass compass with a bubble style top that provides magnification for easy reading. The fob has an attached silver bail and ring for adding it to a pocket watch chain, a bracelet or to a chain as a pendant. It's a marvelous piece!

The compass fob measures about 1 inch long (including the attached bail), 13/16 inch wide and weighs 7.1 grams. It is signed and hallmarked "Cini" in script and "Sterling" on the back.

This is such a fantastic Cini piece! It would make a great addition to a pocket watch chain, but is also a great piece to wear on a bracelet or necklace chain. The fob is in excellent vintage condition with only normal, expected surface scratches from its many years of use. The compass is working, but I can't attest to its accuracy. It's a great vintage find!

SIGNED: CINI IN SCRIPT AND STERLING ON THE BACK OF THE FOB

SIZE: APPROX 1 INCH LONG (INCLUDING THE ATTACHED BAIL) AND 13/16 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 7.1 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. COMPASS IS WORKING, BUT I CANNOT ATTEST TO ITS ACCURACY.

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