This is a wonderful collection of four Georgian 15 karat gold fob/seals. They are circa 1820, and each are hand made with fine repousse in multi-color gold. The largest seal has an engraving on the bottom of the hardstone of a strap and garter with letters and a central figure of a deer. The others, include a harp which is a love token. The harp has a citrine that has not been engraved. There are two amethyst fobs, one which is engraved with letters and a butterfly. All the fobs are multi-colored gold and all but one are set with turquoise. One fob has thistles in the gold work, which is the flower of Scotland. The very large and beautiful connecting ring is also 15 karat and it too has fine repousse.
The 17th and 18th century had men wearing almost as much jewelry as the women, and it was an indication of their aristocratic status, and wealth. Seals were used decoratively, but many were functional and engraved with the family crest. These small treasures were often given as love tokens such as the one that has the harp. The harp is quite magnificent as it has a winged female figure incorporated in one part of the design.
The largest seal measures 1 1/8 inches from the "O" ring X 7/8 ths across. The harp measures 1 1/8 inches from the "O" ring X 1/2 inches across. The amethyst seals measure 1 inch long X 1/2 inches across. It weighs 32.4 grams.
These are an extraordinary collection that could be worn with a long cord (which I will provide), or a gold chain. The chain could be in any color as the fobs are multi-colored gold. The fobs could also be easily removed and joined to a charm bracelet.
The condition is excellent. They are completely original and have a beautiful patina.
England, circa 1820
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