SOLD Early 20th Century 9ct Gold Masonic Ball Pendant
A lovely and heavy example of these well loved pendants. This is a Masonic ball pendant, which is hinged and opens to reveal beautiful etchings of Masonic symbols in a cross format. This particular one is slightly larger than usual and I believe dates to around the 1930s, given its markings and the way in which it has been constructed. The top is a 'cage' that grips the ball and is hinged to reveal the unfolding of the 'cross'. The ball is marked on the cage as 9ct gold and also on the bottom, where there is a residual mark that is well worn, likely stating '9ct on Silver', though only T ON SIL remains.
Materials - 9ct Gold, Silver
Age - C1930s
Size - 18mm tall by 19mm wide with the bale adding an extra 8mm to the length
Condition - Good. A couple of dings on the piece and one of the hinges is a little delicate, commensurate with age
Weight - 12.1g