Victorian gentlemen tended to decorate their watch chains with fobs. Watches were worn in the waistcoat pocket, with a chain attached for easy access. The fob helped to add a counterweight so the chain wouldn't be pulled by the heavier watch. Some fobs were merely ornamental, and others held a practical purpose. The spinning feature on this fob is a clever gadget for the type of bloke who needs to preoccupy himself with busy hands!
Fashioned of 9 karat yellow gold, it features a perfectly round disc of mottled green with specks of red bloodstone on one side and deep russet carnelian on the other. A fancy little twist of gold roping fortifies the frame, and the hallmarks are visible from the base of the piece, identifying it as English in origin. Always a crowd pleaser, the combination of stones, along with the spinning mechanism will have you fidgeting until you get your hands on it!
Weight: 7.7 grams
Materials: Gold, bloodstone, carnelian
Metal: 9K yellow gold
Marks: J.A 9 Birmingham anchor mark
Condition: Very good antique condition