Early Victorian Sterling Silver Watch Key Fob with Chalcedony Seal
A lovely watch key fob from the early Victorian (1850s) era! Crafted in sterling silver, this wonderful piece features a heavily textured foliate design which covers the fluted base of the fob. A round, milky white chalcedony seal adorns the bottom of the fob, not yet carved, and a watch key can be found at the elongated tip. A secure bail attaches to a movable ring that encircles the center of the piece allowing for it to be attached to a favorite chain. This artistic piece is perfect for the antique fob collector!
Measurements: Laying flat, the entire fob measures approximately 2" long, nearly 1/2" at its widest, and 1/8" at its key end. The chalcedony measures about 8mm in diameter.
Condition: The piece is in overall very good antique condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the sterling silver. The key end's steel shows signs of wear, commensurate with use and age, but this does not detract from the beauty of the piece. The spinning swivel moves properly and the bail at the top of the piece is secure and intact. There is a natural patina on the silver, typical of its age.