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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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.
A fantastic figural fob from the early Victorian (ca1850) era! Crafted in 9kt yellow gold, this wonderful piece depicts the 3-dimensional design of majestic horse which is standing atop a diamond-shaped base. The animal is in mid step with its front foot raised and has a textured body and mane and soft facial features. At the base of the diamond-shaped platform fob is a smooth carnelian seal, which is bezel set and displays a beautiful deep orange color. The piece hangs from a gold ring at the top that is attached to the horse's back. It would make a special addition to any antique fob collection!
Measurements: The fob hangs 7/8" long, including the gold ring at the top. Excluding the bail, the fob itself stands 3/4" tall, measures 7/8" wide, and 5/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the fob is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the gold horse or base and the bail is intact. The carnelian seal remains intact and free of any noticeable chips or surface scratches.