A fine quality solid gold Victorian pendant fob with historical hallmarks for Chester 1890. Neoclassical in design the elegant gold frame holds a beautifully faceted large three sided lemon citrine gemstone.
This is a good sized fob, traditionally worn on a pocket watch chain it would make for a very attractive and impressive antique necklace pendant. It's a treat to have desirable Chester hallmarks, the assay office closed in 1962 so Chester gold is sought after and treasured.
We have added a new 18" (46cm) gold vermeil (gold plated sterling silver) Belcher chain for wear as a pendant. . Our chains are manufactured in the Italy and are high quality and fully hallmarked. With its elegant round links the Belcher or rolo chain is one of the most enduring antique chain styles still available today, perfect for wear with these fobs.
MATERIALS: 9 carat gold.
GEMSTONE: Natural citrine, tested. Measures 20x12.5mm.
MEASUREMENTS: Approx height 1 - 1/4" (30mm) width 1" (25mm)
DATE: Victorian, 1890's.
WEIGHT: 7.3 grams (fob weight).
HALLMARKS: Stamped '9-375', 3 wheat sheaves & sword for Chester, date letter 'G' for 1890 and a makers mark that it worn. The jump ring is also hallmarked.
CONDITION: In excellent antique condition with expected signs wear and age but no real flaws, please refer to photos. The citrine is free of chips and nicks and is secure in the setting.
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