Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 189 – Goldcrest Antique & Vintage

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Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899 in box
Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899 in hand
Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899 close-up
Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899 open case
Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899 in hand
Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899 back
Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899 lion passant curb links

Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob | Hallmarked Birmingham 1899

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  • Victorian Sterling Silver Ship Compass Fob
  • Hallmarked Birmingham 1899
  • Maker's mark "JC"
  • Total length including chain = 84mm
  • Total weight = 18.9 grams approx.
An incredible, rare antique compass housed in a sterling silver case, beautifully hand engraved with a sailing ship and fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1899. The compass can be removed from the case; sadly it does not appear to navigate accurately (although the pointer does move) so this is being sold as a decorative piece only. Attached is a chunky curb link short chain and a large jump ring - most likely originally attached to a Victorian gentleman's watch chain! Each link is stamped with the lion passant, representing sterling silver.
Truly a special piece, I've never seen a piece like this before!

(Please note that the antique box pictured is for display purposes only. Thank you!)

CONDITION
In worn antique condition. The compass pointer moves but does not move accurately. The silver case has scratches and dents as shown in the photograph, mostly to the back.

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