Vintage 14k Gold Charm Bracelet, Double Wrapped With 54 (some Rare) Charms
This is a vintage 14K double wrapped charm bracelet weighing 78.19 grams with several rare and mechanical/moveable charms. Each charm is soldered on to a 3.5mm wide cable link chain. It measures 14 inches and comes with 54 charms, including a rough cut emerald encased in a gold wire wrap. There are Cartier charms and one that is thought to be Boucheron.
It has been professionally polished and is in very good condition. The charms depict the travels of someone probably in the 1930's although some charms might be found in other eras.
While some of these charms may seem common, many are not the same as what is found in the market place today, and in fact, some of these charms may be one of a kind. When Antiques Roadshow came to our town in 2008 the bracelet was appraised by one of the jewelry appraisers. He was very impressed with many of the unusual, mechanical and rare charms. He identified most of the charms as ones that would have been collected from European travels. He was very impressed and even excited to view this piece.
Unfortunately the proper lens needed to show the piece on television was not available so it was not shown on any of the Antiques Roadshow episodes. The charms are described below.
(Because only 12 photos are allowed, please let me know if there are any charms that you need a photo of that is not included in the 12 posted). Charms described in order starting from the clasp. Ironing board - no markings. Comfort Station - mechanical/movable, with human figure inside, marked with 3small dots imprinted in the shape of a pyramid. With babys head and hand painted enameledblanket, no markings.
Rare, mechanical with moving lock and 3 leaf shamrock cutout on the opposite side, no markings. Mechanical/movable with heart under spring. With crystal like material to looklike ice and an ice scoop, m. Eifel Tower - no markings.
Mechanical/movable handle and wheel, n. Skeleton Key - this key is different than many available as it has the r. Ing connector on side of key, no markings. Coal/ash Bucket - Mechanical/movable, handle moves, 14KW. Tambourine - mechanical jingles, zils move, no markings. Heart w/small inlaid stone pearl? Saint Teresa of Avila, French, Saint Teresa is shown on a blue enameled back ground on thefront and lettered: Sancta teresia ajesu infanterosarum and lettered on the back imbrem e coelo effundam embossed in silver, no markings.
Ice Grabber - With crystal like ice cube, no markings. Cannon - mechanical/movable, wheels turn, no markings. Whistle - works, no markings. A man in a Mask - no markings.
French Poodle - no markings Boucheron? Pair of Dutch Shoes - no markings. Grape Press used to make wine - mechanical/movable handles twist, bottom opens up to expose a gold heart with 1/2 red enamel, no markings. Gas pump - gold with enameled white background and red staron back, white enameled gas sign and gauge on front, no markings. San Francisco Street Car - 14K with crystal skylight.
Drum and Drumsticks - with small heart raised in between two drumstickson top of drums. With small gold charm dangled in center, nomarkings. Old Type Bug Sprayer - no markings.
Mechanical/movable wheels move, top opensshowing red heart and green shamrock. 2sides and back side have an enameled icesign, one side has wornenamel. Pair of Handcuffs - no markings. Saint Christopher, Patron Saint of Travelers , The Guardian Angel Emblem. Teal enameled two-sided charm with image of St.
Christopher carrying the Christ Child on one side and The Guardian Angel on theother. Both sides have an inscription or writing, but is ineligible, no markings. Rough Emerald - encased in gold wrapped wire. Mechanical/movable-6 horses that move, no hallmarks. Jonah and the Whale - unusual. Mechanical/movable with Jonahs head insidewhales mouth, mouth opens, no markings. Mechanical/movable, legs move at knee, arms moveat shoulder (missing one arm), no markings. Mechanical/movable hand painted black enameleddial and white letters, dial moves to say I Love You or Hello, no markings.
Large Wish Bone - no markings. Derby Hat - no markings. Mechanical/movable clapper, embossed and paintedgreen and gold shamrock (some wear of the green), no markings.
Mechanical/movable wheals move, man is wearingcap with red stripe, no markings. In rectangular block containing dinning roomtable, two chairs, two paintings hung on wall (maybe enameled), 2 chairs, bowlof fruit on table, no markings.
Mechanical/movable, fan blades move by turningknob on back of the fan, no markings. Acrylic sight glass, no sand, no markings. Mechanical/movable both wheels move andhandlebars move, no markings. Skis with poles on black wood, no markings. Gate with numbers 21 - Cartier 14K.
With bead at sight piece, no hallmarks. Luxembourg lettered on both sides nohallmarks. Smoking Pipe - no markings.
The item "Vintage 14K Gold Charm Bracelet, double wrapped with 54 (some rare) charms" is in sale since Thursday, July 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Charms & Charm Bracelets". The seller is "printzls" and is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Material: Gold
- Type: Bracelet
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Metal: Gold