Georgian Greyhound Engraved Fob Seal Pendant Gold Carnelian

Greyhounds are an ancient breed that originated in Egypt around 9,000 years ago. They were bred for hunting large game, using their sight and not their scent. The name comes from the German, “greishund” which means, “old dog”. In 1014 AD, English Law stated that killing a greyhound was punishable by death. 

This antique Georgian carnelian gold fob was handcrafted in England around 1820. This detailed seal showcases gold on a winding top set with a beveled flat-cut carnelian with a greyhound intaglio. The graceful greyhound is racing with all four legs off the ground and there is a small chip in his back due to love and wear. It measures 20.4 x 14 x 14 mm and it weighs 5.0 grams. This piece bears no marks but has been acid tested at 15 karat gold. This wonderful fob seal is a token of man’s best friend.

Queen Victoria was known for owning her own greyhounds back in the day.

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Item ID: FBA218255VA

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