Victorian 15ct Gold Anchor & Bird Watch Fob, "Esperanza" Hope Amethyst Seal.Add to Wishlist
Antique 15ct gold intaglio seal. This mid 19th century seal is set with an engraved amethyst in a shield shape. The seal is engraved with a foulded anchor beneath the word Esperenza, Spanish for Hope.
This miniature fob is exquisite and beautifully designed. The domed section is engraved with a large scrolling pattern on top of which birds, possibly doves, are perched. The doves form a full hoop around the top. Circa mid 19th century.
Small old repair on the top, please see photos.
Not hallmarked, professionally tested and assessed as 15 carat gold.
Seal bottom tested as amethyst. Foil backed.
Measures approx 1.57 cm / 0.62 inches tall not including the bail, and the bottom is 1.08 cm by 0.92 cm.
Weighs 2.9 grams.