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Antique Fobs, Seals and Charms

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 18K GOLD HARDSTONE BLACKAMOOR DIAMOND RUBY SEAL FOB c1750

1,050.00

An antique high carat gold (tests around 18 carat) fob, the frame hand carved from a single piece of hardstone agate to depict a female head, set with an emerald to the top and a foliate base decorated with foiled rubies and a table-cut diamond. The seal base holds an agate intaglio of a classical goddess / muse in profile.

Very scarce, fabulous quality & immensely collectible!

CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use - see pictures. Small chip to bottom female head and faintly loose in setting but perfectly secure.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1750/60. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 30 mm tall, base 18 x 16 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 5.9 grams.

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