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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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 note.
A stunning fob and chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era! At the center of this fabulous piece is a large, oval shaped carnelian stone fob set in 9kt gold. The stone has a smooth surface and is a gorgeous burnt orange color. The gold is ornately detailed with a scalloped design that carries up the handle. A large gold "O" ring rests at the top of the handle and connects the piece to a vibrant 14kt yellow gold chain. The Prince Albert chain is made of twisted gold rings and connects at a large spring clasp at the side. A beautiful piece, it would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The carnelian stone measures approximately 3/4" wide and slightly more than 1" tall. The overall size from the top to the bottom of the fob measures approximately 1 1/2" tall. The Prince Albert chain measures approximately 15” long.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. The carnelian stone is in fine condition, with no apparent chips. Besides normal surface wear there is no apparent damage to the gold fob or chain.