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Vintage British Masonic Orb Pendant 9ct Yellow Gold and Silver

Sale price$845.00 AUD

Laybys welcome! Contact Us today to secure your dream piece.

 


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DESCRIPTION (Please scroll to the bottom to view video)


These ornate Masonic Ball Fobs can also be known as a Cross Fob or a Masonic Orb.

The original Freemason owner would have worn this to discreetly shown his membership into the brotherhood. They are still in production to this day, however they most commonly date to the late 19th to early 20th century.

This example is crafted from both 9ct yellow gold and silver (inside) to the inside pyramids which is the most typical construction seen, very rarely are they found in 9ct or 18ct inside.

The orb is of 9ct gold and in its closed position resembles a ‘ballot ball’ used during Masonic voting.
 
Once opened this Orb fold out to real six hand engraved pyramids ties 24 Masonic symbols - 4 per pyramid.

Folding open and closed perfectly, the hinge arms in full secure and functional order and with original 9ct gold bale.


STONES
None

MEASUREMENTS
Orb 1.3cm diameter when closed
Opened 4.0cm x 2.5cm
With length of chain and bale 4.5cm

WEIGHT
6.49 Grams

MARKS
‘Crown’ and 375
’S Bros’ - Makers mark
‘Anchor’ for Birmingham / Lion passant / ‘K’ for 1959

CONDITION
Very very good vintage condition.  All arms secure and fasten perfectly.  Hinged sections fold and close perfectly.  Minor marks to gold only. Patina to silver inside, minor.


PURCHASE SUMMARY    

Laybys available on all items $400 and over. Contact us for more details.

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