Georgian Amethyst Fob
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Fobs have such versatility. Originally worn by both men and women in the Georgian and era and for decades and decades beyond, the fob was a small charm or ornament traditionally attached to the waist or belt. Some of the pieces were utilitarian, i.e., bearing a seal or crest for sealing letters. Over time the fob became associated as an item of male jewelry and was typically worn from a chain or ribbon attached to the vest or waistcoat.
This Georgian fob of 14k-15k yellow and green gold is ornate and was most likely worn by a lady of the times. Suspended from the original large top “O” fitting with a distinct engraved pattern is a golden dome. An open work gold canopy or baldachin features golden orbs and cannetille and twisted wire work. Spirals or beehives of corded gold rope embellish the arches covered with green gold leaf appliqués and dotted with six (6) turquoise cabochons. In addition, the textured dome closes a natural deep toned amethyst carved in script with the name “Maria”. The exquisite craftsmanship is reflective of the detailed work expected of the Georgian era jeweler.
Please note the photographs of the bottom of the seal showing the engraving Maria was taken in a mirror to show how it would look when pressed into wax. In reality this is written in reverse.
Date: Circa 1830.
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Measurements: 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) in length including original bale by 5/8 of an inch (1.6 cm) at the widest. Weight of 8.0 grams (5.1 dwt).
Condition: Excellent; one turquoise replaced; one turquoise with a hairline that is stable.
Origin: Most likely English.
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