Necklace. 16th Century, England. This gold and enamel pendant in the shape of a pistol doubles as a toiletries implement. Beneath the two mounted emeralds, a golden hooked tongue scraper, toothpick and spoon for earwax can be pulled out. Unfortunately this piece suffered a house fire and the enamel was badly damaged.

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Posted January 28, 2012@ 8:40pm

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