Opening 'Jack in the Box' sterling silver pendant charm vintage c1960.
Taking inspiration from the children's toy a 'Jack in the Box' this is a fantastic sterling silver pendant or charm in sterling silver from a time when charms were very popular in the 1960's.
The toy itself often plays the nursery rhyme 'Pop goes the weasle' with the box opening at the word 'pop' to reveal a clown or jester inside.
The origin of the Jack in the Box may come from the 14th century English lord Sir John Schorne who is often pictured with a boot containing a devil figure inside it. According to folklore, he once cast the devil into a boot to protect the village of North Marston in Buckinghamshire.
The silver mark can be found to the base. It shuts securely with s good clasp that once released opens to reveal a spring loaded clown / jester/ devil head see pictures. It does not make a sound as the children's toy would. It could be worn as a pendant from a necklace or from a bracelet as a charm.
Size 0.9 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm or 0.3 x 0.4 x 0.3 inches.
Weight 3.0 grams or 1.875 penny weight.