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Victorian Hawk Seal Fob & Watch Key Necklace


It seems likely (but not definite) that these hawks represent the Paton family of Scotland. The Paton crest is "a sparrow-hawk, perched, ppr. [proper]" and their motto is "Virtus laudanda" "Virtue is praiseworthy"." These particular birds were useful, too - one holds a watch-winding key, and the other, a sardonyx wax seal.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), sardonyx, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition


  • Size

    1 1/8" length of both seal and watch key including their bales, 18" chain





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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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