Antique Georgian Black Agate Fob with Engraved Portrait

(Unspecified , 19th Century)

Antique Georgian Black Agate Fob with Engraved Portrait
2554 Lincoln Blvd # 696
Venice, CA, 90291
3103132951
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Antique Georgian Black Agate Fob with Engraved Portrait

List Price $395

This elegant 12 karat gold watch fob with an engraved portrait dates to the late Georgian era. Traditionally the watch fob accessory was a sign of elegance among gentlemen; this accessory would attach to the pocket watch and be a stylish addition of personal taste. This fob has an engraving on the face of the black agate stone, which would be used as a seal for letters. The engraved portrait of a man has some nice detail in profile, including hair and ears. The style of the bale dates this piece to the early 19th century; the repeating crosshatch patterns on the gold are slightly worn, but the soft polish that results from the wear of this piece gives it a nice touch The upper ring of the bale has some minor denting, but this does not detract from the beauty of this piece. Today, this watch fob would make a perfect charm or pendant to add to a necklace. The fob from top to bottom measures 3/4 of an inch; the black agate stone measures 1/2 x 3/8 of an inch. This fob is a very beautiful detail item with many possibilities. It makes a great gift for someone who loves antique jewelry and is looking for something unique.

SIZE: 3

Origin Unspecified
Category Pendants
Circa1860
Period 19th Century
Style Georgian
ConditionExcellent

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