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