Anheuser-Busch Pendant, ca. 1919
We believe it to be the Anheuser-Busch logo. My great-uncle had a jewelry store out in El Reno, Oklahoma. And when he passed away, my grandfather liquidated the jeweler store and picked this up and brought it into the family. At some point, my mom had it evaluated at the brewery by the historian, and she could date it to 1919, based on the positioning of the eagle's foot, but we really don't know a lot more about it.
Well, Anheuser-Busch started this logo around 1880. So we have their typical "A" for "Anheuser" with the eagle set in silver, and the beautiful workmanship on that silver. And then you turn it over, and you have the same workmanship on the back of the wings, too. The spread-eagle motif is a little different from the first motif in that his wings are over the "A," so that helps us date it as well to the early 1900s, 1919, like you said. Because it's so well-articulated, the silver, it's also with rose-cut diamonds on the branch, and it's in 14-karat gold as well, I would say, auction estimate, you would be looking at around $1,000 to $2,000.
Very nice. Very happy to know that, finally.
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