Large Vintage Cornicello Pendant in 18k Gold

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A voluptuous, vintage, Italian, cornicello (or porta fortuna) pendant, made in 18k yellow gold. The cornicello, modeled after an antelope's twisted horn, traditionally represents luck, fertility, virility, and strength, and is thought to protect against the evil eye. This lucky horn is on the larger side; it hangs from a weighty bail, and its primary loop is struck with older Italian control marks. This wears well on its own, and partners easily with other meaningful charms.


18k Gold


c. 1950


Measuremes approx 1 3/4" long, including bail; widest point is approx 9 mm.