Rare Early Victorian Articulated Cannon Wax Seal Fob in 18k Gold

$ 1,200.00 

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Rare Early Victorian Articulated Cannon Wax Seal Fob in 18k Gold
Rare Early Victorian Articulated Cannon Wax Seal Fob in 18k Gold
Rare Early Victorian Articulated Cannon Wax Seal Fob in 18k Gold

A highly-unusual, early-Victorian watch fob, modeled in 18k yellow gold and topped with a complex, mechanical cannon ornament. The domed backside of the fob, upon which the cannon carriage rests, is ornately hand-engraved with the swirling floral forms we associate with the Georgian era. The barrel of the cannon tips back and forth on a hinge, and the base of the seal is set with a lovely slab of polished bloodstone. The bloodstone has a beautiful deep green field color and lovely splattered figuring. The seal is blank. This is a wonderful object and a genuine rarity it would be striking worn on a long chain, alone or paired with other meaningful pieces.

Materials

18k Gold
Bloodstone

Age

c. 1830 

Dimensions

Base measures approx 22 x 17.5 mm; height is approx 20.75 mm (about 0.8 inches).

Rare Early Victorian Articulated Cannon Wax Seal Fob in 18k Gold
Rare Early Victorian Articulated Cannon Wax Seal Fob in 18k Gold
Rare Early Victorian Articulated Cannon Wax Seal Fob in 18k Gold