Victorian 9kt & Faceted Citrine Spinner Fob Pendant
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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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. 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 citrine fob hangs horizontally and has 3 smooth faces. It hangs from a lovely 9kt yellow gold repousse spinner which is riveted into each side of the citrine. The corners and edges of the citrine are faceted and the stone is triangular in shape giving it a prism-like effect. The spinner framework is highly detailed with a repousse surface and a scrolled topper. A large gold "O" ring is at the top where one can hang it from their favorite chain. 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 citrine measures approximately 1 1/4" wide and each face measures 7/8" tall. The overall size of the spinner is approximately 1 1/2" wide and 2" tall from the top of the "O" ring to the flat bottom of the citrine.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the gold frame or bail. The citrine has some minor surface scratches and chips on the sides of the stone, however neither is noticeable when worn.