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Victorian 14K Gold Mythological Griffin Watch Fob Pendant Seal

Victorian 14K Gold Mythological Griffin Watch Fob Pendant Seal


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 1342966
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A wonderful, heavy 14K yellow gold fob seal of oval form surmounted by a pair of snarling chimera heads with curling tongues. These creatures from Greek mythology were part lion, part goat and part dragon and could breathe fire. The most famous chimera was killed by the hero Bellerophon with the help of the winged horse Pegasus. The engraved details on the heads are very well done are accented with further foliate engraving along the bottom edge of the seal. The base was never engraved. Tested and guaraneed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1885. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 9/16" x 1-5/8" tall. Weight: 15.6 gr.