Highly ornate and grand in scale, this antique Victorian 18k gold key in hand watch fob pendant is easily one of the finest watch keys we have encountered. The 18k tricolor repousse gold antique fob features a hand wearing a lace cuff adorned with a flower. The hand holds an elaborate Victorian key, embellished with an Acanthus leaf and shell motif. The key is predominantly yellow gold with green and rose gold accents. Of wonderful quality and superb workmanship, we can only imagine the exquisite pocket watch that was paired with this rare key.
During the Victorian period the key symbolically represented entering or unlocking the heart and the hand represented friendship. This key is articulated and swivels within the hand. The entire piece measures a dramatic 2.5" long by 1.5" wide. Total weight is 15.3 grams. In very good antique condition, this watch key fob is destined to become the pride of any collection!