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A Treasury of Rare Georgian Intaglio Fobs

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All Items: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Pre 1837 VR: item # 1174808

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A Treasury of Rare Georgian Intaglio Fobs
This gleaming group of golden intaglios came to me as a collection held together by their Georgian split ring. I immediately began to research the inscriptions. They take you deeper and deeper into unforseen places and meaning. They are not only gorgeous as a necklace on a long chain but will bring more attention to the owner than will Match.com. Tactile to the hand (you can't keep from holding them) each fob is unique and a marvel of gold smithing and engraving. There is a carnelian inscribed with a deer eating from a tree with a wide winged bird companion, an amethyst stone with the word "amam" meaning honest, faithful, to believe in or in Hindi, peace. There is a hexogonal bloodstone generously flecked with red, chalcedony engraved with two clasped hands, a carnelion with a wild boar carved into the surface, another chalcedony with a compass showing direction points, an amethyst inscribed with a Scottish clan brooch in a garter form, antlered moose atop and the words "si je puis" meaning "if I can". These words are the motto of a Scottish clan that lived on the west shore of Loch Lomand. It is exciting and satisfying to search for the meanings of lost time and unknown people. The gift of antique objects such as these urge us to do so. Press the intaglio into the flat surface of silly putty and you will clearly see the inscription on it. That unleashes the secret each fob holds. The possibilites for wear are many. The group can be linked to a watch chain or bracelet. I love it as shown: a necklace in the length to be chosen by you. All in marvelous condition. 15kt gold The chain shown is sold separately and is Victorian with a hand clasp


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