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.
We are loving the bell-like structure of the 14 karat gold body. The elegant lines of goldwork enhance the decorative appeal of the piece. The translucent white agate stone lends a ghostly touch to an item worn so long ago, a wonderful whisper of the past! If this antique could speak, it might tell us many stories about those long-ago days....
Dimensions: 35mm x 22mm x 16mm
Weight: 6.6 grams
Materials: 14K gold, white agate
Metal: 14K gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition.