An impressive and fairly rare antique 9ct gold pocket watch key that's a spinner fob.
Crafted in antique rose gold, a lovely subtle shade of red gold,this is a large sized key. It features white chalcedony on one side with the other set with a bloodstone. The white chalcedony has a black banding around the edge with the bloodstone a deep forest green liberally flecked in red. The gold mount holding the key is chased in a decorative 'S' pattern and it has a wide bore large bale at the top to accommodate a wide variety of watch clips and necklace chains.
Originally worn to adorn a pocket watch chain these spinning fobs are very fashionable now worn as pendants and its a real treat to find a large one that is also a watch key. Gorgeous piece, a distinctive and unique addition to any antique jewellery collection!
MATERIALS: 9ct gold, acid tested
GEMSTONE: White chalcedony & bloodstone tested with the Presidium Gemstone Tester, 15mm diameter
MEASUREMENTS: Height 2" (4.5cm), width 1" (2.5cm), depth 7.25mm
HALLMARKS: none, assessed and verified at 9ct gold
DATE: Victorian, circa 1880
WEIGHT: 8.7 grams.
CONDITION: In very good antique condition with expected signs of age and light surface wear. The bale at the top has some wearing away of the rose gold showing yellow gold underneath. There is a hairline crack in the white chalcedony, the stone is secure in the setting and doesn't move, please see photos.
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