Lucky 13 French Edwardian Gold Pendant Charm
The number 13 is considered bad luck in many cultures. But for the French, it has been long recognised as a good luck charm. A "porte-bonheur" directly translates to "happiness bringer". These charms were super popular at the turn of the century through WW1.
This beautiful example of a charm is crafted in 18ct yellow gold with lovely etched detailing. The pendant is hung from a gold bale and would suit many kinds of different chains.
Its a beautiful keepsake and would make a sentimental gift for birthdays, anniversaries and anyone with a special connection to the number 13.
The pendant is in excellent condition. There is no apparent damage to the gold setting and no wear to any of the engraving. The bail is intact and securely attached.
Edwardian - The pendant bears a hallmark which was used in France between 1838 and 1919.
It weight 1.76 grams
It measures 22mm in diameter excluding the bale. The bale adds an additional 8.3mm of length.
The bale can accommodate a chain that is 1.2mm in thickness.
The French Horse Stamp which represents 18ct gold. .