Georgian 15kt Multi Agate "Days of the Week" 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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket. Some fobs include carved intaglio images, which would have been used to seal the wax of a letter or note. 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!
A fantastic multi-fob pendant from the Georgian (ca1800) era! This unusual 15kt gold piece is comprised of 4 agate fobs, which hang from a gold loop at the top. Each agate is hand-carved on both sides to represent a day of the week. The agate stones vary in color, included earthy shades of orange carnelian, forest green bloodstone, clear chalcedony, and yellow citrine. The unique spinner design allows the hinged agate links to flip at the base, swiveling to reveal the desired side of the plaque and accompanying engraving. Each engraving is carved in reverse, so that the words will display the letters in proper order when stamped in wax. Highly unusual and very collectible, this antique treasure would look wonderful paired with a favorite gold chain or charm bracelet!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 7/8" in total length, including the gold ring at the top. Each individual fob measures 3/4" tall, 1/2" wide, and 1/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the fob pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the agate stones all of which are intact, securely set, and free of chips or scratches. The swivel design moves freely and easily, and the gold jump ring at the top is secure.