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Antique Foiled Rock Crystal Fob, "Tho Lost To Sight, To Memory Dear"

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SKU: 7986

Description:

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This antique foiled Rock Crystal fob is such a heavenly sentimental piece! A crisp intaglio "Tho Lost To Sight, To Memory Dear" is dutifully engraved within the Rock Crystal, a phrase that was commonplace in Victorian England, from an 18th-century poem by Ruthven Jenkyns, and has also has been found on antique mourning jewellery. 

You will instantly fall in love with this little piece of history, a unique and ornate pendant for your collection. The Rock Crystal has a lovely lilac foil, giving this piece the appearance of a glittering Amethyst. 

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian (1837-1901). 

MEASUREMENTS: Pendant 24mm long x 14.5mm wide. 
Rock Crystal 9.5mm long x 11.5mm wide. 
Weight: 4.4g. 

MATERIALS:  18ct Gold Plate over Metal, Rock Crystal (Purple Foiled). 

HALLMARKS: Tests as 18ct Gold Plate over Metal core. 

Condition:

VERY GOOD: This antique foiled Rock Crystal fob is in fabulous condition for its age. The striking column shape has kept its structure well, and the Rock Crystal intaglio is crisp. There is some minor general wear to this pendant, but this is hardly noticeable and can only be seen when viewing the piece with scrutiny. Nevertheless, this does not detract from it's overall wearability and beauty! What a gorgeous Victorian fob to treasure for many more years.