Good Luck Marriage Enamel Chimney Sweep Sterling Silver Pendant Charm Vintage Art Deco c1930

tom passco

tbj2229

In England it is still considered very lucky to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day, this applies to both the bride and the groom. So why are chimney sweeps associated with good luck?, this stems from the legend associated with King George III. The legend says that King George III was once saved by a chimney sweep from falling off of his horse. The horse was apparently startled by a barking dog, causing it to panic and go wild. Luckily, a chimney sweep saw this and managed to calm the king’s frightened horse. Extremely grateful, the king announced that all chimney sweepers were to be treated with respect from that day forward. Since that day, chimney sweeps have been a sign of good luck in England.
The silver has been tested as there are no silver marks. Very slight damage to the enamel head but no loss of colour please see the pictures. Due to it's size it could be hung from a bracelet as a charm, as well as a pendant from the necklace.
Size including bale 3.2 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm or 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.3 inches.
Weight 2.3 grams or 1.4 penny weight.