Watch fobs were worn as decorative additions to pocket watch chains. Many, like this example, held a functional purpose. The intaglio carving on the surface of the topaz stone served as a seal. The owner would press the carved side into hot wax to seal an envelope or letter. This would leave a positive bas-relief imprint on the wax as it hardened. Sometimes, they were used to authenticate a signature or document.
While you may still wear a fob in the traditional way, it also can be worn as a charm or pendant. We love grouping several on a ribbon or wearing like a charm bracelet! Check out our other fobs for sale on this site!
Dimensions: 34mm by 15mm by 20mm
Weight: 13 grams
Materials: 12K gold, topaz with intaglio carving
Metal: 12K gold
Condition: Excellent Antique condition