This antique 18ct Gold intaglio swivel fob pendant is such a satisfying piece of Gold, with perfectly smooth thick settings and elegant twisted bale. What a gorgeous piece of Victorian luxury.
Deeply etched into the Bloodstone's centre is a Gryphon and the Latin inscription "Fortitude et Intagritas" meaning "Strength and Integrity". This intaglio is a little insight into how the Victorians idealised these "masculine" traits, which were considered a must for any good genteel Victorian man. Today, this pendant can be enjoyed by all.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant length including jump ring 30mm.
Fob 26mm long x 22mm wide.
Bloodstone and Carnelian 14mm long x 10mm wide.
MATERIALS: Solid 18ct Gold, Bloodstone, Carnelian.
HALLMARKS: "18", "E.C" Maker's Mark on swivel bottom. Tests as solid 18ct Gold throughout. Intaglio on Bloodstone inscribes "Fortitude et Intagritas" translating to "Strength and Integrity".
VERY GOOD: This antique 18ct Gold intaglio swivel fob pendant is in wonderful condition throughout. Both gems are secure in their settings, and the intaglio is crisp. Plus, the swivel mechanism is in fine working order. The buttery 18ct Gold has accrued a soft yet attractive antique Patina from age, with only some minor surface wear to note, making this quite the find for your collection.