A very clever and very beautiful little fob fashioned in the shape of a (working) whistle with lovely foliate engraving. The base of the whistle is affixed with a bloodstone intaglio with the initials “MB” or “BM.” The text reads in reverse, as the seal was meant to be pressed into hot wax to create a right-way-around impression.
14k gold (tests), bloodstone
7/8 x 3/4", 18" new 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.