ANTIQUE VICTORIAN GUARD CHAIN 9CT GOLD CIRCA 1880 WITH THREE GEORGIAN SEAL FOBS
A grand Antique late Victorian guard chain made up of solid 9ct Yellow Gold cable links which connect to make one long 61-inch chain with a claw clasp at the end holding three wonderful Georgian era fobs.
The fobs are all 18ct Gold and set with a Bloodstone and Carnelian Seals.
One Carnelian is left unmarked and the other is stamped with a flaming tower and has the French wording “A La Verité” (The Truth). The Bloodstone is carved with a heroic figure holding a club with the word “Defend” written above.
Fobs were usually worn as a decorative accessory to go along with a pocket watch. The seal was used to stamp a person's signature or perhaps a sentimental message or image in sealing wax on important documents.
The chain and fobs are steeped in history and in excellent condition. It can be worn as one long chain or wrapped two to three times around the neck.
WEIGHT: Chain 45.65 grams - 63.10 grams with fobs
CHAIN LENGTH: 61 inches, Width 3mm
FOBS MEASURE: Largest Width 21mm x Height 30mm x Depth 18mm/ Smallest Width 15mm x Height 26mm x Depth 12.5mm
METAL: 9ct Yellow Gold chain/ 18ct Gold fobs
STONES: Bloodstone/ Carnelian
AGE: Chain, Victorian. (Circa 1880 – 1900)/ Fobs, Georgian (Circa 1800 – 1830)
MARKS: 9ct Gold stamp on clasp
ITEM NUMBER: 20-946