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Antique 18ct Gold Carnelian Intaglio Fob

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This decadent large antique 18ct Gold Carnelian intaglio fob is a piece of treasure from the early Victorian period. A striking wax seal that look stunning when suspended from a thick antique chain. 

Inscribed with 'E.W.H', this rare piece would have been used to sign important documents and letters, as well as being attached to a gentleman's pocket watch.

On top of the letters appears to be a knights helmet and a pretty bird. It is no secret that the Victorians loved both symbolism and Gothic motifs, so the original owner could have been of distinguished rank!

Interestingly, Carnelian has been a healing gemstone believed to help aid lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis and neuralgia. Set in glistening 18ct Gold cased, the Carnelian is a vivid hue. But the opulence doesn't just stop there, as pretty engravings line the Gold frame and on the split ring too. Overall, a gorgeous gift for a loved one or for yourself! 

Item Details:

ERA: Early Victorian c.1837-1848

MEASUREMENTS: The fob is 38mm long (including split ring).
The fob is 22.5mm wide
The face of the fob is 21mm long x 19mm wide. 
Split ring 16.5mm diameter. 
Weight: 19.8g. 

MATERIALS:  18ct Gold cased, 9ct Gold, Carnelian 

HALLMARKS: The fob tests as 18ct Gold cased with 9ct Gold split ring.


VERY GOOD: This antique 18ct Gold cased Carnelian intaglio fob is fantastic condition! The 18ct Gold cased is beautiful and robust with minor softening of the edges as you might expect from an authentic antique fob, meaning it feels wonderfully smooth in the hand. The fob feels weighty to touch- a clear signifier of its fine quality and craftsmanship. 


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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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