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Cheers! Vintage 14K Gold Mechanical Beer Stein Pendant. This fabulous pendant is crafted from 14K gold, hallmarked 585 for 14K gold on the inside of the lid. Featuring antique styling, wonderful detail , and quality gold-work. This fantastic pendant has the most beautiful chased scroll and foliage detailing, and a fantastic rich gold patina. The design is that of an antique beer stein , featuring a wonderful mechanical lid that opes and closes perfectly. To open and close a small amount of pressure needs to be applied to the handle. There is also a classic 14K 17" box chain that accompanies the pendant, hallmarked 14K. This charming pendant can be used for pills or a keepsake, truly a gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: The origin of steins: Steins originated in the 14th century. As a result of the bubonic plague and severe; invasions of flies in Europe. Germany established laws to require beverage containers ti be covered for sanitary purposes. Glass, porcelain, and silver steins were introduced several hundred years ago.
This pendant would have been modelled after a Medieval beer stein.
Measurements: Beer Stein Pendant 22.00 mm x 18.00 mm Chain 17"
Weight: Pendant 4.60 grams Chain: 2.20 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Pristine
Origin: Europe, Most likely Germany.
Date: Circa 1960