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Large Georgian Gold Glass Intaglio Fob, "While I Breathe, I Hope"

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SKU: 7811

Description:

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This large Georgian Gold Glass intaglio fob is outstanding! A rare dignified piece, this fob has a crisp coat of arms intaglio with the Latin "DUM SPIRO SPERO", translating to "While I Breathe, I Hope".  This motto is closely linked to St Andrew's and Edzell Castle in Scotland, as well as the historic Nymans house in West Sussex. 

Steeped in both English and Scottish history, we can just imagine the plethora of stories that this wonderful fob has! The body of the fob is elegantly shaped into a sinuous openwork design, making this a wonderful and unique Georgian pendant choice for the 21st century. 

Item Details:

ERA: Georgian (1714-1837). 

MEASUREMENTS: Fob 30mm long x 25mm wide.
Smokey Quartz 22mm long x 19mm wide. 
Length of fob including jump ring 34mm. 
Weight: 9.6g. 

MATERIALS: Solid 9ct Gold, Glass.  

HALLMARKS: Tests as solid 9ct Gold throughout. 

Condition:

EXCELLENT: This large Georgian Gold Glass intaglio fob is in tip top condition for its age (it is really quite rare to find authentic Georgian pieces in such good condition as this!). The intaglio has hardly any signs of wear, and the Smokey Quartz is completely secure within the body of the fob. There are a few small marks to the fob here and there, but these are imperceptible when worn and is really to be expected from a true Georgian piece. Nevertheless, this fob has a fantastic presence and we just know that you will love and cherish her!