Sloan & Co. 1930s Miniature Cuckoo Clock Charm with Hearts in 14k Gold

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Sloan & Co. 1930s Miniature Cuckoo Clock Charm with Hearts in 14k Gold
Sloan & Co. 1930s Miniature Cuckoo Clock Charm with Hearts in 14k Gold
Sloan & Co. 1930s Miniature Cuckoo Clock Charm with Hearts in 14k Gold

A dainty vintage cuckoo clock charm, modeled in 14k yellow gold, whose lovely, hand-painted-enamel face reads 9:40. This miniature clock sports three, moving “weights” that dangle below its base, and each of these pendant weights is decorated with a red, heart-shaped finial. A little red bird peeks out from an opening, above the clock face— cuckoo! This old charm is a rarity. We think it’s about "the time for love" (which is always, of course), or perhaps it's about being cuckoo for love! Whatever the reading, we love this little talisman for its red, black, and white color scheme, and its crazy-sweet sensibility! We think this looks best worn alone, on a slender chain, but it would also make a wonderful addition to a charm bracelet. Marked 14k for purity, and with the Sloan & Co. lyre.

Materials

14k gold
Enamel

Age

c. 1930

Dimensions

Total drop (including bail) measures approx 23.8 x 11.5 mm (about 1" long x about 1/2" wide); clock face measures approx 5 mm; weight is approx 1.2 grams.

Notes

Our photos are highly magnified. Textures and patina on objects this size are really not visible, without a loupe.

Sloan & Co. 1930s Miniature Cuckoo Clock Charm with Hearts in 14k Gold
Sloan & Co. 1930s Miniature Cuckoo Clock Charm with Hearts in 14k Gold
Sloan & Co. 1930s Miniature Cuckoo Clock Charm with Hearts in 14k Gold