SOLD Vintage Italian 18kt Gold Coral Horn Charm
A beautiful vintage Italian horn charm. The horn is a piece of natural coral with 18kt gold fittings and a gorgeous faceted black glass bead to the top. These horns are known as 'Corno' in Italian and are worn as an amulet that is said to protect you from the evil eye. This particular horn charm is a lovely large size, measuring 62mm long from the top of the bale to the tip of the coral. The black bead is 12mm in diameter. An impressive piece, it would be a fabulous addition to any charm collection, though is also very eye-catching when worn alone on a chain.
The chain in the pictures does not come with this piece.
Materials - 18kt Gold (hallmarked '750'), Coral, Black Glass
Age - C1980s. It has a makers mark of 'Leo' and is signed as originating in Naples/Napoli with the number 363. I have been unable to pin down the exact maker.
Size - Pendant measures 62mm in total length. Black glass bead is 12mm in diameter
Condition - Excellent
Weight - 6.7g