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!
Dimensions: 4cm x 3cm
Weight: 14.2 grams
Materials: Gold, carnelian
Metal: 8K yellow rolled gold
Condition: Good antique condition; some wear commensurate with age and wear.