Rare Antique Georgian Faceted Steel Pocket Watch Key
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This charming and detailed steel faceted watch key dates from around the 1770's. It would have hung on a gentleman's watch chain, ready, if the need arose, to wind his pocket watch. An accessory which would have been very fashionable at this time and a homegrown English industry. Read our BLOG article on the Cut Steel industry. This gorgeous antique key sports an intricate, radiating design on both sides, every aspect lavished with decoration and is ready to hang on a charm bracelet or a watch chain, and would make an unusual gift for a loved one. It measures 3.5cm (or 1 and three eighths of an inch). There are some areas of rust which are age related, being over two hundred years old.