The bale and mounts test 14k, and the facet-cut gems are garnets. The slide-away is mother of pearl and the base which holds the beveled mirror is ivory. I have not found marks, but the usual 19th century French standard is 18k gold, and I do think this is an Austrian item. The craftsmanship and goldsmith work on it is really superb. A little treasure to wear as a pendant, a mirror ever at the ready. Measures 2.5" x 1.5" oval and is 3/8" thick with gems. Gorgeous little functional jewel!
Very good to excellent condition throughout, with on minuscule tiny nip to the mother of pearl side on outer rim. You won't see it with your naked eye, but you might find it in our greatly enlarged photos. The mirror is splendid, and the 14k gold settings have all their facet-cut garnets (I think they're garnets, and since we can't get testing done these days, we will forego the knowledge of whether they might be rubies, instead. Certainly the quality of this beauty would suggest it.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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