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Code BA12070108: English MIZPAH Nautical Silver Fob Compass, 1900

This is a nice solid silver working Nautical fob compass, fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1900 and bearing a makers mark W. A., in very good condition for age no damage or repairs, a real collectors piece. It has glass crystals on both sides in nice condition with some fine scratches from use but nothing serious. It has a nautical theme with an anchor and a rope underneath the compass. It is engraved:

  MIZPAH 

The Lord Watch Between me and thee when we are absent one from another

Size: 3.5 cm x 2.5cm reducing to 1.5cm

Weight: 8.4 grams

Rare and nice collectable compass.

 

 

 

Information from Wikipedia:

Mizpah (emotional bond)

Mizpah is an emotional bond between people who are separated (either physically or by death). Mizpah jewellery is worn to signify this bond, and the word "mizpah" can often be found on headstones in cemeteries and on other memorials. From Genesis 31:49 of the Bible

"And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another."

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