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    Posted 4 years ago

    vjwithrow
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    1870s Tiffany Sterling Pillbox Pendant. Approximately 1.75 inches tall. Shaped like a basket with a large stone placed in the basket. Bottom opens to store oils or snuff. I would appreciate any information I can get as I do not know exactly what it is called or how much it might be worth.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Why do you think it's made by Tiffany? I only see a 925 stamp on the bail.

      http://www.silvercollection.it/tiffany.html
    2. vjwithrow, 4 years ago
      There are numbers on the piece the chain would go thru and when I searched that on the internet it showed that those numbers traced back to do V made by Tiffany's between 1870 and 1880.
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      So, the numbers are on the inside of the bail - what are the numbers?
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      Lovely.. Curious as to the stone?
    5. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Fluorite? Blue John? Amethyst?
      Can't say, with the blue glare of the pics...
      The mount have an exotic feeling on it...
    6. vjwithrow, 4 years ago
      First, I apologize for not responding sooner, but I have been dealing with serious health issues for both me and my husband. Regarding the Pendant, there is a second set of numbers on the bail, above the 925, that are worn down and do not show up in the pictures. The numbers are 2613 which indicates a date between 1870 and 1875. I researched online and found that Tiffany had a table that would tell you when the piece was made and that it was indeed made by them. You can find it at this URL: http://www.chineseargent.com/home/tiffany-date-mark I believe the stone is quartz, possibly cut from a geode. When you hold it up to a light it is more translucent and actually has a grain to it. Because this is a vintage piece I would like to get some idea of the value for insuring it. I don't know if it's $5 or $5,000 (it really doesn't matter because I intend to keep the piece). Any help will be appreciated.
    7. Gillian, 4 years ago
      CW doesn't offer appraisals I'm afraid.

      I thought Tiffany pieces were marked 'Tiffany' ? The stone looks like an agate of some kind.

    8. vjwithrow, 4 years ago
      I'm not looking for an appraisal, just an educated guess from ones more knowledgeable about vintage jewelry than me. If it appears to be worthwhile, I will then get an actual appraisal. I am disabled And simply seeking to not spend money for no benefit.
    9. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      My guess is modern and made in India.
    10. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I'm sorry, but it is just not Tiffany quality, either.
    11. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Could be Bali / Indonesia as well.
    12. vjwithrow, 4 years ago
      Any idea or information as to how I might find out?
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      It is something like this one:
      https://picclick.com/VTG-Pill-Box-Poison-Locket-Pendant-Labradorite-Sterling-222487207371.html

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