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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself, making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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.
This fob from the Late Victorian (ca1900) is particularly lovely! Made of vibrant 14kt yellow gold, it forms the shape of a horse's head and neck. The design is beautifully detailed, with a flowing mane, life-like eyes and a parted mouth. The fob is hollow and very lightweight and has a smooth gold seal. It hangs from a simple gold bail. It would look marvelous worn on a gold chain, and would be a perfect piece for any fob collector or equestrian enthusiast!
Measurements: The fob hangs 1 1/4" long, is 6/8" at its widest point and is slightly more than 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the fob is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage or dings to the gold.