Circa 1830, this wonderfully decorative 9ct gold fob is a pocket watch key and quite an impressively large size. It is fashioned as an old fashioned long straight trumpet used the Middle Ages (called a buisine), which we love!
The yellow gold is chased and engraved in typical Georgian foliage decoration with a Greek key pattern and it has a central collar with gold jump ring attached. The base set with a dark green bloodstone seal that is uncarved
This stately fob would have originally been worn attached to a well-to-do gent's watch chain and used to wind his pocket watch, these days it makes for a unique necklace pendant, full of old world charm, perfect for the music lover!
Please note the chain is not included.
MATERIALS: 9ct yellow gold, acid tested
MEASUREMENTS: 2-1/8" (5.4cm) tall, base, 5/8" (1.5cm) diameter
DATE: Georgian, early Victorian, circa 1830
WEIGHT: 9.6 grams
HALLMARKS: none, acid tests and verified 9ct gold
CONDITION: In good antique condition with expected light surface wear and signs of use and age. The engraving is still lovely and crisp and the bloodstone is free of any damage, please see photos, any dark spots are shadow caused by the lighting. A fabulous gold accent accessory, good for the ladies or the gents!
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