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Georgian Intaglio Fob with Fist & Star c.1830

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SKU: 1439


This fantastic Georgian intaglio fob seal is as gorgeous today as it was nearly 200 years ago! An authentic antique from the Georgian era, circa 1830, it's crafted from solid 9ct Yellow Gold and a skillfully carved Carnelian.

The hard-stone seal itself is in pristine condition, which is extremely rare for an item of this great age. It features a majestic fist clenched in the air holding a 5-pointed star- which is just charming!

Back in the Georgian and Victorian eras it would have been used to seal letters and important documents, safeguarding them from being intercepted or tampered with.

Another great fact is that usually the design of the seal was personalised so that the recipient would know who had sent the letter even before opening it! They often used symbols, to represent certain attributes of the owner - in this case we can only guess at the meaning, but to us it looks to represent strength, truth and liberty.

Wear it as the Georgian would have on a simple Gold chain, as an accessory on an Albert chain, or on a chunky antique charm bracelet. 

The chain pictured is not included.

ERA:  Georgian (c.1830)

MEASUREMENTS: The intaglio seal measures 14mm x 11mm. 
When standing flat (so that you cannot see the intaglio) the fob is 25mm tall. 
Weight: 6.8g

MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, Carnelian (or Cornelian)

HALLMARKS:  None, tested as 9ct Gold.

CONDITION:  Excellent
This charming 9ct Gold Georgian intaglio fob is in superb condition. It's extremely rare to find such quality intaglios from this era, and even rarer to find the carving so immaculate! There are no cracks, chips or even flea-bites in this intaglio seal. It really is sublime. It's highly detailed and the star and fist motif is most unusual!  The ornate carved Gold is a gorgeous thing to behold, whether worn traditionally as a fob, or as a pendant, it's sure to be admired by all.


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