The Whistle Blowers Pendant

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The Whistle Blowers Pendant

395.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Chain: 18” long / 14K Gold

Pendant: Gold Whistle

What You Should Know: Bale is Hallmarked

Whistles have been used for thousands of years, made from bone, wood, and eventually base metals but it was during the 19th century that the whistle was elevated into more than just functional tool. Ladies of the Victorian Era would wear solid gold whistles on their chatelaine fastened to their dresses. Sometimes accompanied by other everyday small but useful gadgets like a mesh coin purse, buttonhook, vinaigrette, and a thimble. Yes these were utilitarian pieces, but they came to be an accessory in of itself. And the most popular need on a lady’s chatelaine? The whistle.

This antique whistle is solid 18k yellow gold and its slender, elongated shape adds a touch of sophistication (this is not your typical boy scout’s whistle!). A flattened oval bale carries its hallmarks and is the perfect size to add to your charm collection or a long chai. We can always find time to appreciate form and function, especially when it's a pristine vintage bauble that has both. The Victorians knew how to combine practicality and beauty. 

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