Rare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob NecklaceRare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob NecklaceRare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob NecklaceRare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob NecklaceRare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob NecklaceRare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob NecklaceRare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob Necklace

This early 19th century, antique French, 18 karat gold watch fob is a work of art. French jewelry is world renowned for its fine finishing and design. In this example , a fine piece of jewelry, a watch fob, was designed, in multi colored gold with a central cushion shaped large citrine. The citrine has a beautiful saturated color reflecting light from every angle.

The design is ingenious as the fob swivels to unlock, and then becomes a watch key. The gold work is extraordinary, as it completely hand rendered by a master craftsman. A cornucopia decorated with grapes and flowers surrounding the citrine, is hand engraved and chased. It is quite rare to find a fob of this quality and bold size, but finding one with the additional decorative elements was a joy. The additional slide was fitted to a ribbon so that this can be worn slipped over the neck. The third element is on the back of the ribbon which adds to its grandeur.

The fob can be worn open with the watch key mechanism displayed or swiveled and locked as shown in the pictures. The fob/key measures a bold 3 3/4 inches long X 2 inches across. The condition is superb and the patina rich and original. There are French guarantee stamps for gold.

This is certainly one of a kind and could only have been afforded by someone in the aristocracy. France in all its grandeur.....

Item ID: 2140


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: 3 3/4 inches long X 2 inches across

Rare Antique French Large Gold Swivel Fob Necklace

$4,800 USD

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

23 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


Third Floor Antiques


Third Floor Antiques
Scarsdale, NY   

Unique Antique Jewelry Through the Centuries

We specialize in unique historical antique jewelry of the Georgian and Victorian periods.

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2013

Shipping & Handling:
UPS 2nd Day Air
$30.00 USD
Insurance:Included
Shipping to: USA
change
other services
140 character limit

More from Third Floor Antiques