Washington antique AXE brooch Victorian rose gold Vintage AX Men's novelty jewellery George Washington 1800's hatchet C clasp Tie bar

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A rare treasure this is! An antique rose gold filled victorian ax or hatchet from the mid 1800's. When George Washington was about six years old, he was made the wealthy master of a hatchet of which, like most little boys, he was extremely fond. He went about chopping everything that came his way.One day, as he wandered about the garden amusing himself by hacking his mother's pea- sticks, he found a beautiful, young English cherry tree, of which his father was most proud. He tried the edge of his hatchet on the trunk of the tree and barked it so that it died. Some time after this, his father discovered what had happened to his favorite tree. He came into the house in great anger, and demanded to know who the mischievous person was who had cut away the bark. Nobody could tell him anything about it. Just then George, with his little hatchet, came into the room. "George," said his father, "do you know who has killed my beautiful little cherry tree yonder in the garden? I would not have taken five guineas for it!" This was a hard question to answer, and for a moment George was staggered by it, but quickly recovering himself he cried: -- "I cannot tell a lie, father, you know I cannot tell a lie! I did cut it with my little hatchet." The anger died out of his father's face, and taking the boy tenderly in his arms, he said: -- "My son, that you should not be afraid to tell the truth is more to me than a thousand trees! yes, though they were blossomed with silver and had leaves of the purest gold!" This tribute to George Washington is such a great old treasure! Do you need a gift idea that shows you took the time to care? What better way to give a gift than something unique and vintage. Here is something for that special person that has everything! Not only is it a unique idea because it is Vintage and not something you can buy everyday, but it is something they will know you took the time to find just for them. What a thoughtful gift or perhaps just a perfect addition to a collection. And while you are shopping for someone else, take a peek at some pieces you like because we carry mens and womens jewelry and a lot of neat old collectibles. And we all know you can never have enough jewelry! The pieces we carry are unique and interesting and may have a little wear ( if any) but they sure have a lot of love that came with them when they were first purchased way back when. All jewelry is boxed for gift giving. Just say the word and we will wrap it and put a beautiful bow on it for you at no extra charge . All you have to do it watch them smile and enjoy their specially gift. ∆ Maker: unknown ∆ Material: rose gold filled ∆ Size: see photo ∆ Weight: ( based on other cufflinks in comparison) light ∆ Condition: very good ∆ Lovely patina! These are part of a MASSIVE estate collection of cufflinks and jewelry so be sure to check out our other items here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeatstuffAntiques?section_id=all We don’t polish these previously owned well loved pieces so we can keep the original patina. We try and photograph all of the pieces next to a ruler so you can see the actual size. All jewelry sold as found. NOTE TO BUYER: We Do not offer engraving services of any sorts as we are not equipped to do so I’m sure your local jeweler would be happy to do so, sorry for any inconvenience thank you. All cufflinks ( unless otherwise specified) are considered costume jewelry. We use the descriptions of any stones from the manufacturers titles when they were first produced. When we refer to the stones as moonstone or jade or garnet, for example, we are using how the original manufacturer of the pieces used them. We cannot guarantee the authenticity of a stone in a costume piece of jewelry. All pieces have been worn at least one time unless otherwise specified. ***ATTENTION!*** Shipping rates for domestic and international delivery have skyrocketed! I have adjusted the shipping rates accordingly. We ship priority mail ( in the U.S.) with insurance on orders over $20.00. If you wish to have another method of delivery (i.e. First Class International) PLEASE convo me before placing your order. My goal is to save both of us money on shipping. september12, 2015

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