Victorian Brass "Naughty" Cigar Cutter Fob
A very unusual cigar cutter fob/pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Made of brass, the piece is a functional cigar cutter which was most likely originally worn as a fob, hanging from a gentleman's watch chain. The piece has a "naughty" 3-dimensional design which depicts a nude woman sitting on a pot. Her arms are grasping the side of the pot and her bent legs can be lifted, revealing the hinged mechanism at her shoulders that raises the blade. An open space at the bottom of the pot would have been used to insert and clip the tip of a cigar. The body of the woman has an oxidized finish which is black in color while the pot remains a yellow-toned color, creating a rich contrast. At the top of the fob is a small ring, making it easy to hang and wear the piece from a chain; if desired, we can attach an additional larger ring to more easily wear from a chain. A fabulous and unusual Victorian piece, it is perfect for any cigar cutter or fob collector!
Measurements: The piece measures 1 1/4" tall, is 7/8" wide, and 5/8" thick. The eye-shaped opening where the cigar would go measures approximately 3/8" wide and 1/4" tall.
Condition: The overall condition of the cigar cutter fob is great. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the brass setting and the cigar cutter mechanism is fully functional and in good working condition. There is some some surface wear to the oxidized body of the woman wear the yellow-tone brass can be seen, however, we have left it in its original condition as it does not detract from the beauty of the piece.