Early Victorian Carnelian Fob Pendant Kingfisher Bird

Those symbolic Georgian’s were obsessed with natural history. Did it flutter, run, dive, or hibernate? Great! Put its motif on a piece of jewelry. Naturally, birds were one of these motifs, and lucky us because this charming little fob is rather adorable. Birds represented a variety of meanings - swallows symbolized love, hummingbirds symbolized God’s tiny miracles, and doves symbolized peace.

This antique late-Georgian fob was handcrafted around 1850 in England. It’s a beautiful piece with a carnelian intaglio featuring a bird with a long beak, possibly a kingfisher, a tern, or even a hummingbird. This 15 karat gold fob measures 21.7 x 16.7 x 14 mm and weighs 4.9 grams. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.

I can’t help but think about the history behind these mysterious and symbolic fobs. Worn on chatelaines and watch chains, meaning so much to the wearer, and giving my imagination a run for its money. I hope you love your little piece of the past!

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Item ID: FBA22481VA

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