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Antique Victorian 10k Gold Coral Lucky Gobbo Natural Mediterranean Coral Pendant

Antique Victorian 10k Gold Coral Lucky Gobbo Natural Mediterranean Coral Pendant

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Delightful Victorian 10k gold natural Mediterranean coral carved as a lucky Gobbo.

Late 19th century natural orange/pink/white coral pendant with a solid 10k gold hook and bail - no hallmark - acid tested positive as 10k gold.

The coral is nicely carved as a Lucky Gobbo Hunchback. It is in good antique/used condition with some signs of ageing which in my opinion only add to its beauty. Antique items are almost always pre-worn and will typically have some level of wear. (Please refer to images for reference).

It measures approximately 2.5 cm long (including bail) by 0.8 cm wide and it weighs approximately 1.26 grams.

The chain on image 6 is just used as a reference.

Acquired from an antique dealer in France as part of a Georgian/Victorian coral bracelet with Figas and other charms.

“Charms depicting Il gobbo, also known as the hunchback, were very fashionable in Italy in the 1800s. They were usually shown as a dapper little man wearing a dress suit and a top hat. In Victorian times a person with spinal curvature was also considered a good omen, and gamblers believed that touching their back would bring luck. “

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