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18K Space Rocket Charm Pendant Laika Space Dog

Origin Russia
Period 1950-1999
Materials 18 K Gold & Lucite
Condition Good. Excellent condition light scratches to gold commensurate with age
Creation Date 1957
Description Ultra rare 18K gold pendant or bracelet charm in the form of a Space Rocket with a Dog riding inside. In the 1950's during the early years of Space exploration, Russia experimented with dogs to see if life could survive in Space. One of the first occupants of a Soviet Spacecraft was Laika a stray mongrel from the streets of Moscow. Sputnik 2 carrying Laika was launched into a low orbit on November third 1957. Lovely commemoration to the first Astro Dog in Space. The rocket measures approximately 1 7/8" long by just under 1/2" wide. Marked 18K & 750 on the rocket tail fin. Weighs about 3.3 g or 2.1 dwt.
Metals Gold, Other, Yellow Gold
Gender Men's , Ladies'
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Mid-Century
Incollect Reference Number 480590
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