Antique Victorian c1895 French Silver Gilt & Rock Crystal Miniature Knife Sharpener Charm
An antique Victorian French c1895 silver gilt charm of a miniature working knife sharpener with a faceted rock crystal rotating sharpening wheel, a wonderful little piece.
It measures 17mm (11/16ths of an inch) by 11mm (7/16ths of an inch) and weighs 1.1 grammes. There is a French hallmark of an ant on the suspension bale which is for at least 800 grade silver. The rock crystal sharpening stone has one chip originating from the hole in the middle and some slight edge wear but otherwise is in good condition. The stand has slight wear to the gilding and is a little out of shape in places but overall it is a lovely piece and very unusual.
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