19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold

A wonderful ornate fob dating back to mid 19th century - early Victorian era or possibly earlier! Originally intended to adorn a watch chain for a dapper Victorian gent today this elaborately ornamented fob makes for a chic necklace pendant. The opulent design features chased scrolls, flowers, foliage and seashells. A beautiful golden yellow natural citrine intaglio decorates the base, the intaglio appears to be a crown and old ornate English font letters- "CC". The faceted oval citrine measures approximately 17.6mm x 14.20mm and estimated weight is 14.30 carats.

Fob has no stamps which is not unusual for fobs of this era. An acid and XRF test indicates solid 14k gold.

Antique fobs, such as this one were used to seal letters or envelopes and the intaglio used to identify a sender, authenticate documents, and to insure privacy.. They were also worn as a watch fob adornment so they were always serviceable.

An opulent design, masterfully crafted, something unique!

SPECIFICS

ERA: early Victorian era, possibly earlier

MATERIAL: 14K yellow gold (tested)

GEMSTONE: Natural Citrine; faceted oval-cut measuring approximately 17.6mm length x 14.20mm width, 9.40mm depth; golden yellow colour; 14.30 carats estimated weight.

WEIGHT: 12.94 grams

SIZE: 1/10" inches height

CONDITION: The overall condition of the antique fob is very good. Some light abrasions to facet edges of the citrine are seen under magnification, consistent with the 150+ age, otherwise excellent condition with no apparent damage to gold. A wonderful 19th century piece!

Item ID: 0498


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: yellow, Size: 1 10" inches height

19th Century Citrine Intaglio "CC" Fob Seal Pendant in 14K gold

$825 AUD   ~ $642 USD

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