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SOLD Antique 9K & Citrine Intaglio Rooster Watch Fob

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  • Regular price $395.00

  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 carved monogram on the agate stone surface of this fob could be used as a seal for a letter or a document. 

 This fob most certainly served its purpose with style! The initials A & S are etched into the citrine stone, along with a perfectly detailed rooster, most likely an element of the owner's family crest, or coat of arms. With an ornately crafted 9 karat gold fob, it would have made an elegant touch to the daily rituals of the well-dressed Squire!

 Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 9/10" long; seal face is 1/4"

Weight: 4.9 grams

Materials: Gold, citrine intaglio stone

Metal: 9K yellow gold

Marks: Citrine is etched with rooster; initials A S

Condition: Excellent antique condition