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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself, making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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 fabulous carnelian fob from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in sterling silver and 14kt gold, this wonderful piece displays a carved carnelian intaglio which has an open front and back. Surrounding the burnt orange colored stone is a decorative twisted rope border and a curled wirework surmount rests at the top. Carved into the center of the rich carnelian is the profile of a Roman soldier's face, creating a wonderful intaglio image. The fob hangs from a simple sterling bail and would look lovely paired with a complimentary chain. This unique Victorian piece is simply exceptional, and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The carnelian fob hangs 1 1/2" long, is 1 3/8" wide and has a depth of a little more than 1/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the fob is excellent. Besides normal surface wear. there is no apparent damage to the mixed metals setting and the carnelian fob is free of any visible chips or scratches.