Victorian Sterling Silver Carnelian 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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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!
A stunning spinner fob is from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Oval in shape and set in sterling silver, it hangs sideways from an ornately detailed sterling spinner. The fob is made of a solid carnelian plaque which has a hand carved design on each side. One side is carved with what appears to be a dog and a double-headed vulture and the other side of the plaque has the fancy script monogram "OG”. The spinner framework is highly detailed with sterling swirls and a large sterling "O" ring is at the top where one can hang it from their favorite chain. A beautiful piece, this would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The carnelian fob measures approximately 1" tall and approximately 7/8" wide. When laying flat, the fob measures approximately 1 3/4" tall, 1 1/4" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent chips the carnelian, which is in fine condition. The spinning swivel moves easily and smoothly.