"Lo Stivale"

Antique Victorian 9K, Coral, Bone & Malachite Italian Boot Charm

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  • Regular price $1,550.00

The Grand Tour was a rite of passage for well-to-do members of the upper classes in England and America during the Victorian Era. A popular segment of the trip included Italy, considered to be a romantic and richly historic country. Jewelry and trinkets were purchased as souvenirs to be brought back and enjoyed, and charm bracelets were a fun fad that Queen Victoria made popular.

This wee boot, made of red-orange coral, bone, and green malachite was painstakingly carved and capped with a 9 karat yellow gold bale, perfect for adding to a charm bracelet, or perhaps a watch chain. The significant appeal of this piece is that Italian jewelers, aware of their geography, were creating these items to mimic the boot shape of Italy on a map. A darling charm, sure to bring a smile every time you wear it!

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 25mm

Weight: 1.9 gram

Materials: Gold, Coral, Bone, Malachite

Metal: 9K yellow gold

Marks: None

Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear