Antique Victorian Repousse Etched Locket & Agate Watch Fob Seal
This is a unique and fabulous Victorian Fob Seal. One side has an orange agate seal (likely carnelian), and the reverse has an etched scene with buildings on a lakefront with mountains in the background. The panel opens to reveal a locket with the photo of a Victorian woman under and oval beveled glass. The photo is interesting. Under a loupe you can see a hand colored pink flower with green leaves in her hair. It also appears that gold accents were added to show a necklace and a drop earring on the side with her ear showing. The locket opens with a small tab on the lower edge of the panel. It has a secure pin that keeps the locket securely closed.
The fob is quite large and would make a wonderful pendant. It measures approximately 1 3/4" long and just under 1 3/4" wide. It is about 3/8" thick. This is thick gold plate under base metal with some light finish wear (please see photos for condition). It weighs a hefty 18.98 grams.
This is a very unique fob seal that would make a great addition to any collection.