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Fine Jewelry2229 of 3403green jade and yellow gold with mixed gemstonesDiamond studded Eagle wing stick pin.
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Posted 2 years ago

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guymannering
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This was found is a grandmother's possessions. Is there a name for this piece of jewelry? Looks like it might be worn on the wrist to hold a key or something to prevent accidental loss. Or maybe to hold a fan or pince-nez? But would like a definitive answer.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    I could see a head housekeeper or butler keeping a liquor cabinet key on something like this and keeping it in a pocket.... but when in use, keeping on the wrist so there would be no chance of misplacing it. ??????
  2. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
    It is much more special and funny than a bracelet!
    It was used to secure pinch nose glasses. The plain wire (here slightly out of form) was wrapped behind the ear and the clasp fastened to the loop of the pinch nose.
    Have a look there:
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRaVaIJiNuuTJ5ma4nTe_8s87pTuaumEMP2GtycRcbhUDWs-T7JhQ

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-pinch-nose-pince-nez-eye-glasses-ear-hook-chain-wooden-case-/221353447193

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