"The Country Squire"

SOLD Antique 8K Rolled Gold & Carnelian Spinner Watch Fob

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  • Regular price $450.00

  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!

Made of 8 karat yellow gold, it sports a lovely deep rusty orange carnelian on one side, and the other has a bucolic country scene etched into the surface. Twiggy branches of gold form the framework, completing the altogether rustic motif of this fob! 

 Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 4cm x 3cm

Weight: 14.2 grams

Materials: Gold, carnelian

Metal: 8K yellow rolled gold

Marks: None

Condition: Good antique condition; some wear commensurate with age and wear.