This outstanding Victorian wax seal fob features a beautifully carved carnelian skull intaglio on one side and an amethyst intaglio with name "George" on the other. The use of skull imagery is a bit unusual for the time this piece was made (c. 1850), and is evocative of the memento mori amulets and rings popularly worn from 16th century through the very early 1800s.
gold cased with base metal mount, 10k gold (tests) split ring, amethyst, carnelian, new 14k gold chain
Very good - score mark along the bezel surrounding the skull intaglio
1 3/8" length including the split ring, 1 1/8" width, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
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.