I love these watch fob/seals with intaglios. I especially like the ones with a catchy sentiment, and if it has a dog on it, I like it even better. This watch fob is crafted of 9 carat cased gold (so that is strong enough not to bend when pressed into the wax, and it has an amethyst with the intaglio (amethyst, not glass; tested with gem tester). The fob measures 1 inch tall, and 5/8 of an inch wide, and it features a dog which looks like it could be a standard sized poodle, judging from the trimmed hair on the legs, but I can't be certain. The sentiment expressed in French is: Toujours Fidele, or Always Faithful. The fob weighs 6.4 ounces and it is circa 1870. This would be lovely on a watch chain, on a charm bracelet, or even on a chain around one's neck.
9 Carat Cased Watch/Fob Seal, Amethyst Intaglio, Dog, Always Faithful