Georgian Silver Gilt and Carnelian Fob Seal Pendant

This delightfully carved intaglio seal features a Lilly of the Valley blossom surrounded by the words "La Candeur", which translates from the French as "The Pure" or "The Innocent". Often used to represent children during Georgian and Victorian times, the lily of the valley motif and the use of this phrase indicate that this fob belong to someone who was involved with their care, protection and well being. The fine hand carving of the intaglio is done in a richly colored piece of carnelian, and is set into an ornate silver gilt fob that would make a wonderful and unusual pendant. Most likely this intaglio was purchased on the continent during a Grand Tour and brought back to England to be set into this silver gilt fob around the year 1820.

A wonderfully sentimental piece, and quite the conversation starter, this fob measures 21.7 x 13.2 x 15.5 mm and weighs 4.4 grams. While it is unmarked, this sterling silver fob has been professionally acid tested for metal purity. Though a light gold gilt finish is still visible, this layer is to light to be tested.

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