An interesting and unusual figural fob from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful mixed metals fob features two men standing on an oval platform which holds a large gold boat anchor. One of the men is fully clothed and holding a gold chain in a victorious manner. The chain connects to the other man, who is without clothes, and appears to possibly represent Poseidon, the God of the Sea. The chain which connects the two men attach to the anchor and looks as if the Victorian man has 'caught' Poseidon from the sea. The majority of the fob is made from sterling silver with additional 15kt gold accents. On the bottom of the fob is an oval shaped carnelian seal that has a smooth surface and is bezel set in a 15kt gold base. Two links connect to the anchor to a swivel hook at the top where one can hang it from their favorite chain. A beautiful piece, this would make a wonderful addition to any fob collection!
Measurement: The fob measures approximately 1 3/8" tall and 3/4" at its widest point. The carnelian stone measures slightly less than 3/4" and 1/2" wide. The entire piece hangs 2 1/2" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling and gold setting and the carnelian seal is in fine condition.