This rare 15ct Gold Georgian Amethyst intaglio fob is a splendid snippet of history! Crafted from 15ct Gold, this "union fob" pendant is charming and characterful, inlaid with a smooth Turquoise and an Amethyst stone inscribed "A LA PLUS BELLE", which translates as "the most beautiful".
We have been captivated by this rare piece, where there sits an Irish harp and shamrock, Scottish thistle and English rose, representing the historic Act Of Union in 1800 of these respective countries. The centre of the intaglio displays a plentiful basket of fruit and flowers, a potent symbol of plentifulness and nourishment that symbolises the prosperity that this union will bring. Whether you're a collector of special antique jewellery or a lover of sweet symbolism, then this Georgian seal fob is for you!
ERA: Georgian, c.1800
MEASUREMENTS: Fob is 24.5mm long x 14.5mm at base.
Amethyst is 11mm in diameter.
Turquoise is 2mm diameter.
MATERIALS: 15ct Gold, Amethyst (foiled), Turquoise.
HALLMARKS: Tests as 15ct Gold throughout.
EXCELLENT. This rare 15ct Gold Georgian Amethyst intaglio fob pendant is in excellent antique condition, even more so when you consider her age! The Turquoise stones are magnificent, and they're securely set. The Amethyst is smooth and her inscription has remained absolutely glorious. The shape of the fob has remained in fabulous condition overall, and we think she's a fabulous piece to own!