1930's Vintage 14K Gold Lords Prayer Stanhope Church Charm by Walter Lampl
This is a very nice and Walter Lampl NY 3D church charm with steeple that was made about 1937-1940. This version of Lampl's church chapel was patented in 1937 and was a popular seller for him from that time through the 1940's. The charm is marked "14k" on the bottom as it is crafted from 14k yellow gold. The Lampl patent associated with this charm is also pictured for reference. This Lampl charm can be discovered with a number of different images in the stanhope and this one is home to the most commonly found "Lord's Prayer". The Lord's Prayer stanhope also has an image of a kneeling woman above the title "THE LORD'S PRAYER" and it is marked "-MADE IN FRANCE-" along the right side. The charm is smaller than most stanhope church charms measuring about 9/16" X 3/8". It shines more than shown in the pictures. This would be a suitable piece for collecting or to attach to your favorite charm bracelet. If there is anything negative to say, it would be that the eyelet on top of the steeple is a bit "cock-eyed" but I believe it was made that way rather than having been bent. In any event, it could be straightened if one would desire.