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Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge
Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob - MercyMadge

Georgian 15ct Gold Memento Mori Moonstone Fob

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An exquisite Georgian 15 carat cased gold seal fob with a rare "memento mori" carved moonstone intaglio.

The fob is in bright yellow gold and superbly detailed with embossed shell and scroll baroque motifs. The moostone on the bottom is carved with a rose and the words "We Bloom Today - Tomorrow We Die", a poignant timely reminder of the inevitability of death, and a popular sentiment of the day.

A fabulously desirable piece, these gold fobs were worn by gents on pocket watch chains and they make perfect pendants, to have one with a moonstone is a double delight and to have one carved with a memento mori wax seal is a rare treat indeed!

MATERIALS: 15 carat gold cased, tested. Gold casing is a common technique in antique jewelry, a thick layer of real gold has been mechanically bonded to the base metal to reinforce its strength which gives durability and allows for heavy embossing and engraving. It was especially necessary in Georgian times when softer high carat gold was used.

GEMSTONE: Moonstone, tested.

MEASUREMENTS: Fob height 1" (25mm) with the intaglio measuring 16x14mm.

DATE: Georgian, circa 1780.

WEIGHT: 5.5 grams

MARKS: None.

CONDITION: In excellent antique condition with expected signs wear and age but no real flaws. The seal impression turns out well defined. There is minimal wear to the gold which is still bright and shiny and we can see no areas where the metal underneath is showing so it looks like a solid gold fob. Any dark marks are camera shadow.

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