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Antique Fobs, Seals and Charms

UNUSUAL ANTIQUE 18K GOLD CARVED HARDSTONE TURK'S / MOOR'S HEAD SEAL FOB c1820

1,335.00

An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) fob, the frame beautifully hand carved from a single piece of hardstone to depict a Turk's / Moor's head, and set with an intaglio chalcedony seal base engraved 'JOL BLÜMEL' (or similar) in reverse.

Unusual, fine quality & extremely collectable...very wearable too!

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of detail wear commensurate with age and use. Base a little loose but perfectly secure.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30. Illegible stamp to bail ring.

DIMENSIONS: 28 mm tall, base 17 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. 9.5 grams.

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