This ornate Edwardian sterling silver charm would have been used as a stylish watch fob, but it was placed on a chain at a later date. This fob is chock full of detail! At the top under the bail is a crown shape with a banner beneath. It has been left plain, but could certainly be inscribed with a name or a credo. At the center there is a raised shield which is bordered by an etched garland.
The fob is hallmarked on the back. It has the anchor for Birmingham, the lion passant for sterling silver and a letter "G" which dates it to 1906. There is also a maker's mark that is hard to read, but I believe the letters are "H.R.".
The fob is 36 mm x 23 mm (1 1/16 inches x 3/4 inch) and weighs 8.3 grams. It is on an 18 inch sterling silver rope chain that weighs 4 grams.
It is in very good condition with only light surface wear.