Steeped in intrigue and mystery, this Victorian Bloodstone intaglio fob pendant is an exciting collector's piece offered in fantastic condition!
With beautiful Victorian Goldwork in solid 9ct Gold (not plated or cased!), the intaglio wax seal Bloodstone depicts Herme's head in a stunning carving.
In Greek mythology, Hermes was the Son of Zeus and Maia and often associated with luck and strength. However, there is a darker side to Hermes too as he was believed to be responsible for taking departed souls to the underworld- bringing both sombre and jovial aspects of his character into balance.
One can only imagine who this antique fob once belonged to and the letters with which it was used to seal!
This Victorian intaglio fob pendant would make a thoughtful gift for either a woman or man. It's a great tactile piece of jewellery which also has a function adding a whimsical touch to this genuine antique pendant.
We can guarantee that whoever is lucky enough to own this will want to handwrite and seal letters to everyone they know from the moment they receive this fob!
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: The face of the Bloodstone intaglio is 15mm x 10mm.
The fob is 25mm tall when placed intaglio-down, or 30mm tall inc. jump ring.
MATERIALS: 9ct Rose Gold, Bloodstone.
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as solid 9ct Gold.
EXCELLENT: A fantastic Victorian intaglio fob pendant offered in great antique condition! The solid 9ct Gold setting is in exceptional condition and the Bloodstone is near perfect with only light scuffs on one side. Even the jump ring has a lovely textured or faceted finish so it catches the light just so, and is just waiting to be revived once more. Will you be its new caretaker?!