ANTIQUE ENGLISH 9K GOLD AGATE SEAL FOB W/ SNAKE c1800
A super quality antique Georgian English, solid 9 carat gold (tests tabouts) fob with deeply chased & engraved decoration, coiled 3d snake frame and set with a polished pale coffee coloured chalcedony agate seal, engraved with the initial 'R' in reverse.Lovely - high quality, extremely collectable - and perfect for any chain or charm bracelet!
This fob tests as solid gold, although t is possibly a metal liner in the lower bezel - these were often made like this for strength and durability.
CONDITION : All original and very good. Some signs of wear, no damage.
DEFECTS : None.
DATE/MARKS : Around 1780/1800, not marked.
DIMENSIONS : 22 mm tall, base 17 x 14 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or 3/4 of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT : Approx. 4.2 grams.
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