Georgian Gold Carnelian Fob Seal Pendant Crest Brady Family

His tie was striped with shades of crimson; his tailored suit was crisply pressed and charcoal. Her confidence was hardly ever shaken; and yet this man, whom she’d never met, asked her for the time because his pocket watch had stopped. All she could do was giggle. He tucked his watch and fob in his pocket, still wondering the time. She pulled out her phone and showed him the clock, without saying an actual word. He thanked her, as a gentleman would, and handed her his business card with just his name on the front, Jay Brady, his number was on the back. Again, all she could do was giggle.

This antique Victorian carnelian watch fob was made circa 1820 in England. The rich orange carnelian set in gold features an intaglio seal of a detailed family crest. This crest is that of the family Brady or McBrady, of Ireland. The crest is made up of a winged cherub set atop a Coat of Arms. The banner near the bottom reads, “Claritate Dextra”, which is Latin for ‘with a bright light to the right’. The upper part of this fob a boasts rich, regal design. This piece weighs 22.8 grams and measures 29.3 x 24.4 x 41.3 mm. It has been acid tested as 15 karat gold, it is likely what they call ‘cased’ meaning that it’s a very thick layer of gold over base metal, it would be impossible to tell without ruining the fob, but I assume most of these Georgian beauties are cased.

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Item ID: FB1118161V

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