A wonderful equestrian inspired fob/pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This artistic and unusual piece is rather substantial and wonderfully detailed. Made of silver and celluloid, the figural fob is comprised of two equestrian motifs: one is a pair of horse hooves, the other is a horse's head above an open horseshoe. The horse head has a 3-dimensional design carved with realistic facial features, and is dressed with metallic accents. Two silver cuffs wrap around the base of each horse hoof, connecting to a strand of chain from which the horseshoe hangs below. There are seven cutouts punched into the horseshoe's surface to represent nails (always seven for good luck!). At the top of the piece is a large watch swivel clasp, perfect for attaching the piece to a favorite chain. This unique piece is perfect for the equestrian enthusiast, and would make a fabulous statement piece!
Measurements: The entire piece hangs 5" long, measuring from the top of the watch swivel clasp to the base of the horseshoe pendant. The horse hooves measure 1 3/4" long and 7/8" wide. The horseshoe measures 1 1/4" tall and 1" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the fob is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the carved celluloid or silver setting. The watch swivel clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition.