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Georgian Amethyst "NEWS" Intaglio Seal Fob Pendant

$1,250.00

Georgian Amethyst "NEWS" Intaglio Seal Fob Pendant

$1,250.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1820

An unusual Georgian seal fob with intaglio carved amethyst depicting (what looks like) a juggler under the word NEWS. I'm not entirely sure what the message is here... 'tricks of the news' 'juggling the news'...? Suggestions welcome. The stone is set over foil, allowing the light to reflect back through, and the fob itself is beautifully formed as flowers and leaves - crafted in two-tone 15 karat gold.

STONES 

Amethyst

MEASUREMENTS 

Height: 21.8mm

Base: 14.7 x 12.3mm

WEIGHT 

3.9g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Good, some wear to the seal commensurate with age

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