SOLD Victorian 9kt Gold 'Mano Cornuto' Hand Charm Pendant
This pretty and simple charm pendant is from the late Victorian period and is made from 9kt gold. The way the fingers of the hand have been created makes this pendant a 'mano cornuto' or 'horned hand', which was thought to ward off evil spirits and bad luck. Hanging from this symbolic hand is a little heart charm that is set with a seed pearl. Perhaps a romantic gift? The hand is hollow and fairly lightweight and is a wonderful characterful piece from this period. Perfect as a group of charms or worn alone.
This pendant will come on an 18" 14kt gold fill chain.
Materials - 9kt Gold (tested), Seed Pearl
Age - C1890
Size - Pendant measures 3.7mm from top to bottom
Condition - Good. There are some dings and dents throughout the piece, fairly consummate with age and use. Still very charming.
Weight - 1.7g