Fob Seal in 15-18kt Gold, Carnelian Intaglio Portrait c1840
In over thirty years in the business of antiques, this is the first portrait fob seal we've had the pleasure of handling. Rendered in yellow gold that tests from 15-18kt gold. There is a carnelian intaglio seal at the base. The seal shows the ethereal portrait of a woman, classical in nature. She has posies in her wavy hair and there is a serene expression on her face. This must be the goddess Flora. The fob seal stands only about 3/4" tall. The gold has impressive detail, distinctive of the earliest part of the Victorian era. The portrait miniature is done so sensitively, I don't know how it was even possible! A treasure. In lovely lovely condition. USA shipping, handling and insurance is on us.