Victorian Equestrian Compass Fob with Horns & Horseshoe in 18k Gold

$ 1,575.00 

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An unusual, Victorian-era, working, compass watch fob, modeled in 18k rosy yellow gold, and crowned with a sleek pair of hunt horns and a small horseshoe. The compass face is silvery, with black markings to indicate the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions; the words "true north" are printed alongside the needle that indicates North.
An unusual, Victorian-era, working, compass watch fob, modeled in 18k rosy yellow gold, and crowned with a sleek pair of hunt horns and a small horseshoe. The compass face is silvery, with black markings to indicate the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions; the words "true north" are printed alongside the needle that indicates North.
An unusual, Victorian-era, working, compass watch fob, modeled in 18k rosy yellow gold, and crowned with a sleek pair of hunt horns and a small horseshoe. The compass face is silvery, with black markings to indicate the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions; the words "true north" are printed alongside the needle that indicates North.

An unusual, Victorian-era, working, compass watch fob, modeled in 18k rosy yellow gold, and crowned with a sleek pair of hunt horns and a small horseshoe. The compass face is silvery, with black markings to indicate the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions; the words "true north" are printed alongside the needle that indicates North. The fob's reverse is set with a lovely bloodstone slab, originally intended as a seal. This fob is marked 18ct, for fineness, and with a small maker's monogram (BB). It wears beautifully as a large pendant, alone or alongside other meaningful pieces. 

Materials

18k gold
Crystal
Bloodstone
Compass works

Age

c. 1890

Dimensions

Compass measures approx 18.7 mm; total height is approx 32.7 mm, including bail.

An unusual, Victorian-era, working, compass watch fob, modeled in 18k rosy yellow gold, and crowned with a sleek pair of hunt horns and a small horseshoe. The compass face is silvery, with black markings to indicate the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions; the words "true north" are printed alongside the needle that indicates North.
An unusual, Victorian-era, working, compass watch fob, modeled in 18k rosy yellow gold, and crowned with a sleek pair of hunt horns and a small horseshoe. The compass face is silvery, with black markings to indicate the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions; the words "true north" are printed alongside the needle that indicates North.
An unusual, Victorian-era, working, compass watch fob, modeled in 18k rosy yellow gold, and crowned with a sleek pair of hunt horns and a small horseshoe. The compass face is silvery, with black markings to indicate the cardinal and inter-cardinal directions; the words "true north" are printed alongside the needle that indicates North.