Circa 1840, this aristocratic Georgian/Victorian fob seal pendant is made in sumptuous 18ct buttery yellow gold. An impressively large size it is bursting in ornate neoclassical decoration with deep grooving and a fluted column and regal crown at the top.
The base is set in a semi-translucent Carnelian in a glowing orangey red. The gemstone is engraved in the most incredible coat of arms intaglio: an armorial shield has a boar inside with a wolf's head perched on the top. A ribbon banner underneath is engraved in a Latin inscription that reads " Suo Marte", roughly translated this means "independently, by his own efforts/strengths". Steeped in historical wonder, this piece really makes us ponder who might have owned such an impressive fob seal!
A fabulous collector's piece with so much history to explore this luxurious gold fob pendant will look incredible paired with a substantial gold chain to match its stature and character!
MATERIALS: 18ct yellow gold
GEMSTONE: Carnelian, tested with a Presidium Gem Tester
MEASUREMENTS: 1-3/8" (3.5cm) tall, base 23mm x 20.5mm
DATE: late Georgian/early Victorian, circa 1840
WEIGHT: 13.6 grams
HALLMARKS: none, acid tested and confirmed as solid 18ct gold
CONDITION: in beautiful antique condition belying a 200+ age, the Carnelian intaglio seal is still as good as the day it was carved and it turns out a wonderfully well defined impression. Please note the chain shown is not included with purchase.
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Materials: 18ct Gold, Carnelian.