Antique Georgian Mother Of Pearl Intaglio Fob And Chain Pinchbeck Gold Gilt

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A grand antique Georgian cable chain adorned with a large fob pendant with ornate, foliate motifs chased across both sides along with depictions of foxhounds on the base and a shimmering mother of pearl intaglio underneath, carved with the profile of a bearded man. Both are fashioned in pinchbeck and gilded in a bright 18ct yellow gold. 

Fob pendants were originally worn alongside a gentleman’s pocket watch and often featured an intaglio seal underneath depicting an image, phrase, or monogram that was significant to the owner and could be stamped into sealing wax on important documents or even love letters to distant sweethearts. They’re highly collectable today and look wonderful on the end of a chain. 

The chain measures 22 inches in length and is detailed with gold beading across the links with a chased, barrel box clasp at the top. It’s a wonderful collector’s piece and has been beautifully preserved since the early 19th Century.   

WEIGHT: 48 grams 

MEASURES: Chain Length 22 inches x Width 4mm - Fob Height 43mm x Width 25mm x Depth 21mm – Seal 17 x 20mm 

METAL: Pinchbeck, 18ct Gold gilt 

STONES: Mother of Pearl (17 x 20mm) 

AGE: Georgian. (Circa 1800 – 1830) 

CONDITION: Excellent – Small flaw on the edge of the seal but this is only minor wear for its age

ITEM NUMBER: 23-964 

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