Victorian rebus intaglio seal fob - fabulous!

This piece is a watch fob or pendant with an intaglio seal on its base. The seal matrix is hand-carved carnelian. It has a rebus on it, which is a puzzle composed of words and images. It reads:

I saw your friends who are all well

I (picture of an eye)
saw (picture of a saw)
your (picture of an ewer)
friends
who
are (the letter R)
all (picture of an awl)
well (picture of a well)

The setting is 10K yellow gold in an elegant ribbed pattern. Metal is not marked, but acid tested as minimum 10K gold. A delightful example of the seal-makers art!

Measurements: Approximately 1" tall

Condition: Very good condition in keeping with an antique item that has been gently used and loved. There may have once been a ball over the center of the seal base, mirroring that at the top of the top loop. Please see photographs for additional details and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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Carnelian:Pendant
ITEM ID
1148
ITEM SIZE
1"
ITEM TYPE
Antique
TYPE
Fine
STYLE
Victorian
COLOR
Gold

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Antique Victorian rebus intaglio seal fob

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