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c1900 MEN's Antique Victorian 14K Gold GF Vest Watch Fob Chain Signet Charm Wax Seal

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This RARE and Absolutely Stunning, beautifully ornate Men’s Antique watch Vest fob chain is in Perfect Working Order and presenting in Excellent, like New, Original condition! It is simply perfect for the most fastidious of collectors.  

It features a U shaped clip at the top designed to fasten to a vest pocket. The repousse detailing or deep embossing on the clip is just beautiful and typical of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. It is totally intact & functions perfectly. From this hangs a series of fancy links – the pictures provide the best description. At the bottom is a signet charm/wax seal of the same design cappings. It is engraved with the Gothic style monogram, B. 

There is the chain to which a pocket watch attaches with the clip functioning perfectly with springiness like new.

COLOUR

It has that silky smooth feel usually only associated with solid carat gold and to be expected of quality antique jewellery. The gold has a warm yellow hue with pink/rose highlights, especially to the signet charm stamp.


HISTORY & HALLMARKS

Era:                  Victorian/Edwardian c1900

Maker:              trademark not stamped but possibly Bates & Bacon which was a business established in 1856, 156 years ago and operating until the early 1940s. They were the leaders in the market for a wide range of gold and gold filled such items and this is gold filled.

Material:          Gold Filled - unmarked

Gold Purity:     outer surface tested positive for 14 carat gold

 

MEASURES

Length:            13.4cm or 5.25”

Width:              3.12cm or 1.22”

Weight:            a hefty 30.8 grams

 

OVERALL

Near MINT Antique condition, in perfect functioning order. There is no damage, wear and no repairs or flaws to mention. You will be hard pressed to come across such a fabulous example of a piece over 100 years old. You will be thrilled with this fob, the perfect addition to any pocket watch collection.


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