Victorian 14kt Yellow Gold Rock Quartz Crystal Spinner 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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket. A spinner or swivel fob has two or more plaques which can be turned or swiveled within a moveable bracket. This allows the wearer a choice as to which face is displayed prominently! The fob would have been used to seal the wax of a letter or note.
A gorgeous spinner fob from the Victorian (ca1880) era! The extra large rock quartz crystal fob hangs horizontally and has 3 smooth faces. It hangs from a lovely 14kt gold twisted open wire spinner which is riveted into each side of the rock quartz crystal and loops at the top. The ends of the rock quartz crystal are faceted and triangular in shape complementing the space between the 3 faces and giving it a prism-like effect. The fob would look fabulous hanging from a long gold chain. It is absolutely gorgeous and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The rock quartz crystal measures approximately 1" wide and each face measures a little less than 3/4" tall. The overall size of the spinner is approximately 1 5/8" tall from the top of the "O" ring to the flat bottom of the rock quartz crystal.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the gold. The rock quartz crystal has some minor surface scratches which could be polished out, however it is not noticeable when worn.