Thursday August 13, 2020

Object of Desire

The upside of Thomas Gray's observation, that all that glisters is not gold, is that the object in question is more likely to have an affordable price tag.

31st March, 2012
A delicate and unusual Victorian necklace made with gilt metal watch parts known as back cocks.

The upside of Thomas Gray's observation, that all that glisters is not gold, is that the object in question is more likely to have an affordable price tag.

The innards of obsolete antique watches pop up now and then as handsome pieces of jewellery. With Easter gifts in mind, a case in point is this delicate and unusual Victorian necklace made with gilt metal watch parts known as back cocks.

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