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