This magnificent Georgian Gold fob seal pendant is the King of all fobs!
The sheer size of this lovely Georgian historical artefact really sets it apart from all the rest. Its frame is made with solid 9ct Gold that has aged beautifully which only comes about with well kept antique Gold like this!
The lovely Gold frame and body of this fob has a subtle ornate leaf design which holds in the Carnelian fob bottom wonderfully.
The burnt orange coloured Carnelian has a carved intaglio of an engraved bird of prey flying above a shield with initials inside. Underneath the shield is a scroll motto saying "ubi libertas ibi patria" which translates to "Where there is liberty, there is home". This is fantastically clear you could still seal your own letters with wax!
The original split ring comes with this incredible fob, matching in Gold tones beautifully.
This is a desirable and highly collectable item that we simply adore. Grab this beauty up quickly before somebody gets to it first!
ERA: Georgian 1714-1837
MEASUREMENTS: The fob is 31mm long.
The oval fob bottom is 32mm wide x 28mm long
The split ring is 1.6cm diameter, with a thickness of 2mm.
MATERIALS: Solid 9ct Gold, Carnelian
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as 9ct Solid Gold throughout the fob and the split ring.
EXCELLENT / VERY GOOD: This huge Georgian Gold Seal fob pendant is in excellent condition. The Gold is a rosy hue that has stood the test of time, it has been very well looked after that it looks as lovely as the day it was made with only the smallest fleabite around the edging at the bottom of the fob.
This fob comes with the original split ring which you can add your favourite antique chain to! It is also an authentic Georgian piece and shows signs of wear- most notably the ring is slightly "open" and doesn't close tightly as if it were new. There is still plenty of tension in it to wear it safely, and the fact it matches perfectly in terms of colour and proportion leads us to believe this is the original split ring to this fob.
The Carnelian is lovely and smooth with clear and precise intaglio carvings that is in perfect working order. You can tell it was a working fob rather than just for show as there is still very minor remnants in the carvings which is so exciting to know its been of use to someone in the past! This fob is in exquisite condition for its age and wonderfully collectable. We simply love it and we hope you do too!