UNUSUAL ANTIQUE 9K GOLD WATCH KEY FOB w/ HIDDEN AGATE SPINNER SEAL 'BE QUIET'
An antique solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts, possibly higher) watch key, with a steel tube end and a rotating seal section that hinges sideways from the frame, engraved to both side - one with the initial 'G' in reverse under a crown, and the other with an eye and an ear rebus, reading 'Et Se Taire' (And Be Quiet) in reverse.
Most unusual, so collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: Generally good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Key end dented? Hinge very delicate.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1800. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 43 mm long, sorry I don't know the key size (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.