Victorian Hand Carved Ivory Eagle Fob
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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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. This allows the wearer a choice as to which face is displayed prominently! The fob would have been used to seal the wax of a letter or note.
A spectacular carved ivory fob/pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful and unusual hand carved piece is fairly large in size and wonderfully detailed. Made of ivory, the figural fob is carved to depict an open winged eagle which is perched upon a 10kt rose gold branch. The powerful bird is double sided with textured feather details and prominent facial features. The piece hangs from a simple bail which is ideal for hanging from a long gold chain. The beautiful fob would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ivory eagle fob/pendant hangs approximately 1 5/8" long, is 1 1/8" at the widest point and 3/8" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the ivory fob/pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the ivory eagle or to the gold branch.