His guests were gathered around him in the library, listening to his addicting stories, tales full of wonder. He told of long dry African safaris and escaping lionesses. He told of riding energetic elephants in the rain in Thailand. She was small enough to hide behind the velvet settee, so she could watch her father speak. She would survey the crowd as they gasped and ooh-ed and ahh-ed. When her father was away on his long business trips, he would write long letters to her. She would check the mail every morning, looking for the envelope with her name. It was always closed with a giant wax seal impressed by the carnelian fob he always wore, and it always had tales of adventures inside.
This antique Georgian Intaglio seal fob was handcrafted around 1830 in England. This blackamoor seal boasts a carved carnelian featuring a Coat of Arms with the Latin phrase, “VIRTUTIS AMORE”, meaning “power of love”. Overall, this piece measures 25.5 x 21.2 x 25.3 mm and it weighs 10.1 grams. It bears no marks and has been acid tested at 9 karat gold.
This fob is a fabulous conversation piece. It could be the next item in your jewelry box. It is a great size to wear on a chain around the neck, or use it the original way as a watch fob.
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