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Rare Victorian 18ct Gold Swivel Fob Orb Pendant - "JUXTA SALOPIAM"

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What an incredibly rare Victorian 18ct Gold swivel fob orb pendant. We've never seen anything quite like this! Crafted from a delicious honey-hued 18ct Gold, she is a spherical sensation with more to her than meets the eye.

Encased within this orb sits a lovely swivel fob with a Sardonyx heraldic crest on one side, featuring the inscription, "JUXTA SALOPIAM", which translates to "Chadwick" in English. We just can't help but wonder what sentimental significance lies behind this orb! Complete with a secret inner compartment, she also features a lever mechanism which pulls it outside of the large orb, meaning you can wear this pendant multiple ways.

Reminiscent of antique Gold "coach-covers', we love the simplicity of the outer orb, and the complexity of what's hidden beneath.

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).

MEASUREMENTS: Orb excluding jump-ring is 22.5mm tall x 19mm wide.
Jump-ring is 10mm in diameter.
Weight: 12.6g.

MATERIALS: 18ct Gold, Sardonyx.

HALLMARKS:  Tests as solid 18ct Gold throughout, including jump-ring. Features family crest "JUXTA SALOPIAM" which translates from Latin to "Chadwick" in English.


VERY GOOD. This rare Victorian 18ct Gold swivel fob orb pendant is in very good condition for her age. The large orb, composed of solid 18ct Gold orb, has the odd subtle ding, but this is commensurate with age. It opens and closes easily, shutting with a satisfying click. The inner swivel Sardonyx heraldic crest fob has a few fleabites to the very edges due to age, but these are again very subtle. The writing/ intaglio itself is crisp and simply a delight to behold! The inner locket compartment swivels well in its bed. The mechanism to pull it all the way out is also in fine working order. Overall, a wonderfully strong Victorian design that has stood the test of time and then some! 


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This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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