Victorian 14kt Yellow Gold Horse Head Fob
A fob is an adornment or a seal that hangs from the ribbon or chain of a pocket watch. Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket. The fob would have been used to seal the wax of a letter or envelope.
A beautiful gold fob from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! This wonderful piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and is in the shape of a handsome horse head. The horse head shows strong detail in his flowing mane and facial features. He rests on a gold oval base that is decorated with a twisted rope-like design around the top. The horse hangs from 3 small gold links that are attached to a small gold "O" ring a the top of his head, which is perfect for hanging from your favorite chain! It is marked "14K" at the base of his neck. A fabulous piece, this fob would make a great addition to any collection.
Measurement: The horse hangs approximately 1 1/2" long, is 3/4" at the widest point and has a depth of a little more than 1/2".
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold.