Victorian Pierced Pomander Necklace

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This perforated gold pendant is known as a pomander, it was designed to hold a sponge scented with perfume which could be held to the nose to mask the unpleasant odors encountered in every day life. It once hung from a woman's chatelaine or on a gentleman's fob chain, but is now suspended from a new gold chain to make it into a necklace. (A useful and practical one if you spend your summers in NYC). British hallmarks.

MATERIALS: 9k gold (marked), new 14k gold chain

AGE: c. 1880

CONDITION: Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

SIZE: 7/8" length including the bale, 5/8" diameter, 18" chain