Antique Carnelian Intaglio Phoenix Fob Pendant

$ 880.00

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Ancient cultures describe it as a colorful, magnificent, wise creature, a fantastical bird that lived for 500 years. Only one was said to exist at a time and when its years were up, it built a giant nest and set itself ablaze. From where the ashes of bird and nest lay, a magnificent new Phoenix would arise. For millennia the Phoenix has been a symbol of rebirth and renewal.

This fantastic early Victorian fob was hand crafted around 1840, most likely in England. It is made of 18 karat gold and holds a carnelian oval into which is carved a detailed phoenix standing atop it’s nest of flames. The stone in this fob measures 13.6x11.4 mm and the overall size of the piece is 25 mm tall, 15.6 mm long and 13.3 mm wide. This seal would have been used to close a letter, now it would look superb as a pendant on a chain or even a cord. The fob is unmarked and has been carefully acid tested, it weighs 5.4 grams.

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