Here Comes the Sun - Antique Fob
This marvelous intaglio has been carved into the surface of stone of agate and set in a fob of 12k solid rose gold. August in weight and regal in presentation, this mid 19th century artifact may represent the badge of King Louis XIV, oft referred to as the Sun King, The image on the intaglio is of a “sun-in-splendor”—a depiction of the sun with alternating wavy and straight rays emanating from the orb and carved with a human face. Underneath is a symbol for eternally flowing water, often associated with success, goodness and new life.
Condition: Excellent; very light wear to the stone face. An added top fitting is slightly out of round.
Measurements: Base is 1 inch (2.6 cm) by 15/16 of an inch (2.2 cm). The fob is 1-5/16 inches (3.2 cm) in length not including added top “O” ring. This Victorian fob has a substantial weight of 18.6 grams.
Date & Origin: Circa 1860 and is English in origin.