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Antique Fobs, Seals and Charms

ANTIQUE CHELSEA / ST JAMES GOUYN PORCELAIN CHERUB KNIFE GRINDER SEAL FOB c1750

1,425.00

An incredibly rare antique English, Chelsea / St. James porcelain (in all probability made by Charles Gouyn) fob; beautifully modelled as a putto or cherub sharpening a knife, with hand painted floral highlights to the base, gold suspension ring and fitted with a solid gold band to the base set with a translucent agate seal; engraved 'L'amitié' (Friendship) in reverse, above the image of two lover's hearts with a wreath laurel.

A deeply beautiful, extremely scarce and highly collectable fob!

 

CONDITION: All original and very good. Some signs of wear commensurate with age and use - see pics, small nick to agate edge. Tiny 'fitting' missing to grindstone? Porcelain very faintly loose in mount/base - perfectly secure. Possibly has had some professional restoration ro porcelain 

DATE/MARKS: Around 1750/1760. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 25 mm tall, base 15 x 13 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. 3.3 grams.

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