Dainty Mid 20th Century Mechanical Seashell with Pearl Charm in 14k Gold

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A darling, mid 20th century mechanical charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a seashell that conceals a small white pearl. This little shell has a delicate scalloped form, and the alternating smooth and textured rays of the shell face make it extra pretty. This opens and closes with a latching mechanism— a small bead functions as the push-off.
A darling, mid 20th century mechanical charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a seashell that conceals a small white pearl. This little shell has a delicate scalloped form, and the alternating smooth and textured rays of the shell face make it extra pretty. This opens and closes with a latching mechanism— a small bead functions as the push-off.
A darling, mid 20th century mechanical charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a seashell that conceals a small white pearl. This little shell has a delicate scalloped form, and the alternating smooth and textured rays of the shell face make it extra pretty. This opens and closes with a latching mechanism— a small bead functions as the push-off.

A darling, mid 20th century mechanical charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a seashell that conceals a small white pearl. This little shell has a delicate scalloped form, and the alternating smooth and textured rays of the shell face make it extra pretty. This opens and closes with a latching mechanism— a small bead functions as the push-off. All of the moving parts of this charm are functioning beautifully. We love these finely-made old charms, and like our favorite examples, this one has lots of symbolic potential.

Materials

14k gold
Pearl

Age

c. 1950

Dimensions

Measures approx 17.8 x 14.8 mm, without pendant loop; pearl is approx 2.4 mm.

A darling, mid 20th century mechanical charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a seashell that conceals a small white pearl. This little shell has a delicate scalloped form, and the alternating smooth and textured rays of the shell face make it extra pretty. This opens and closes with a latching mechanism— a small bead functions as the push-off.
A darling, mid 20th century mechanical charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a seashell that conceals a small white pearl. This little shell has a delicate scalloped form, and the alternating smooth and textured rays of the shell face make it extra pretty. This opens and closes with a latching mechanism— a small bead functions as the push-off.
A darling, mid 20th century mechanical charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a seashell that conceals a small white pearl. This little shell has a delicate scalloped form, and the alternating smooth and textured rays of the shell face make it extra pretty. This opens and closes with a latching mechanism— a small bead functions as the push-off.