Amatory 18th C. Spinner Fob Seal of Love
Love of my life...One side of this poetic chalcedony stone spinner fob is engraved with a scene of a cherub walking; his quiver slung across his shoulders, his wings apparent. He clutches a lantern in his hands, light beaming forth to illuminate his path. On the ground before him rests a heart; above carved in French "Ie Cherche Un" ("Je cherche un") or "I am looking for a". The reference is, of course, love.
Spin, and on the other side of this medium sized fob is a classical profile of a Grecian or Roman woman, replete with draped dress, a string of pearls or beads in her hair and a choker around her neck. Her typical 18th century nose is carved with flair and acumen.
The scrolling 9k solid rose gold mount and the addition of a later top "O" fitting complete the fob seal. This one is destined to be worn...always. Circa 1780 and English in origin. In excellent condition with very light wear; some very faint natural russet inclusion in the chalcedony stone, otherwise fine. Measures 1-1/8 inches (3.2 cm) long without the later date fitting by 7/8 of an inch (2.2 cm) wide by 5/8 inches (1.6 cm) deep. Can you imagine impressing your letters with this seal of suggestive imagery?