Large 1960s Walnut Pendant

in 18k Gold

$ 800.00 

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Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A very cool mid-twentieth-century walnut pendant or large charm, modeled in 18k yellow gold. This walnut is realistically textured, with deep, carved-in grooves, and fine, stippled texturing. It hangs from an oversized oval bail.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A very cool mid-twentieth-century walnut pendant or large charm, modeled in 18k yellow gold. This walnut is realistically textured, with deep, carved-in grooves, and fine, stippled texturing. It hangs from an oversized oval bail.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A very cool mid-twentieth-century walnut pendant or large charm, modeled in 18k yellow gold. This walnut is realistically textured, with deep, carved-in grooves, and fine, stippled texturing. It hangs from an oversized oval bail.

A very cool mid-twentieth-century walnut pendant or large charm, modeled in 18k yellow gold. This walnut is realistically textured, with deep, carved-in grooves, and fine, stippled texturing. It hangs from an oversized oval bail. Walnuts have traditionally symbolized wisdom and discernment, partly because the fruit inside the shell resembles a human brain. Nuts in general stand for the idea that something of great value may be hidden within a hard shell. We would wear this glamorous nut (alone) on a long substantial chain. It also pairs well with other meaningful pieces, thanks to its all-gold-ness and its interesting texture. Marked 750 for purity, and with other marks we have not deciphered. 

Read more about walnut symbolism, here.

Materials

18k gold

Age

c. 1960

Dimensions

Total drop (including jump ring) measures approx 35 mm; walnut measures approx 22.1 x 17.5 mm; weight is approx 4.7 grams.

Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A very cool mid-twentieth-century walnut pendant or large charm, modeled in 18k yellow gold. This walnut is realistically textured, with deep, carved-in grooves, and fine, stippled texturing. It hangs from an oversized oval bail.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A very cool mid-twentieth-century walnut pendant or large charm, modeled in 18k yellow gold. This walnut is realistically textured, with deep, carved-in grooves, and fine, stippled texturing. It hangs from an oversized oval bail.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A very cool mid-twentieth-century walnut pendant or large charm, modeled in 18k yellow gold. This walnut is realistically textured, with deep, carved-in grooves, and fine, stippled texturing. It hangs from an oversized oval bail.