• SOLD Edwardian Stanhope Barrel Charm Pendant - Niagara Falls Souvenir

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    This unusual and fairly rare item is from the Edwardian period and is a souvenir charm from Niagara Falls. It is made from satinspar, a type of feldspar that was mined in the area at the time. The souvenir is a Stanhope viewer. A Stanhope is an optical viewer that allows you to see micro photographs without the use of a microscope. This particular one depicts scenes from Niagara Falls with the words 'Souvenir of Niagara Falls' at the center of a collage. These souvenirs were made between 1890 and 1920 and are an excellent piece of history. The satinspar has 14kt gold fittings making this a wonderful barrel shaped pendant or charm - perfect worn alone or as part of a collection of charms.

    The barrel hangs on an 18" 14kt gold fill fine chain.

    Details:

    Materials - 14kt Gold (tested), Satinspar

    Age - C1915

    Size - Barrel measures 19mm by 13mm with the pendant hanging at a length of 34mm.

    Condition - Good. There are some signs of wear, consummate with age.

    Weight - 8g (without chain)