An absolutely fabulous fob necklace from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! This unique piece is a wonderful compilation of 5 Edwardian fobs which hang from a complimentary watch chain made of alternating platinum and 14kt rose gold links. Attached to the chain are five fobs, all of which are platinum and 14kt rose gold. The largest fob, which hangs from the center of the chain, is a spinner style locket and begins with two griffins' heads clenching slithering snakes in their mouths. The bodies' of the snakes curve down the side of the fob and curl around the hinge on both sides. The fob is double sided with a carved onyx intaglio on one side and engraved initials on the other. The engraved initials are written in a flowing fancy script and read "WM". A beautiful border of alternating platinum and rose gold form a checkerboard pattern around the onyx intaglio.
Three out of four of the other fobs are also lockets, each carrying a different yet complimentary mixed metals checkerboard design on the front. Each is either square or rectangular in shape and all of them have hand engraved initials on the back. Set on the face, is a single diamond set within a carved starburst design. The last and final fob has a carved onyx plaque with an intaglio on one side and a smooth back on the other. Framing this square stone is a platinum and rose gold border. At the back of the chain is a large toggle clasp, and one of the links is stamped “PLAT”. It is a beautiful collection of fobs and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The entire length of the chain measures 18" long. The largest fob has a diameter of 1 3/8" and is slightly less than 1/4" thick. The smallest fob measures slightly less than 7/8” tall and wide and has a depth of less than 1/8”.
Condition: The overall condition of the chain and fobs is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum or rose gold links or to any of the fobs. All of the diamonds are intact and the lockets and clasps fasten securely and are in good working condition.