Victorian Era Antique Carnelian Seal Fob

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ABOUT THE ITEM
The Victorian Era is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign over Great Britain lasted from 1837 'til her death in 1901.​  The Victorian Era jewelry period is divided into 3 periods:  The Romantic Period (c. 1837-1860), The Grand Period (c. 1860-1885), and The Aesthetic Period (c. 1885-1901), with each period having its own distinct characteristics.

This magnificent Mid-Victorian Era (circa 1860-1885) seal fob features a hand-carved intaglio mounted in a 14K rolled gold stamp, fully embellished with floral detailing.  The fob is rather large, measuring 39mm long x 32mm wide x 46mm tall.  It has a gross weight of 1.8 troy ounces.

The carnelian is hand-engraved with a shield that reads:  "J'AIME ET CRAINS DIEU" which translates from French as "I love and fear God".


ITEM DETAILS
Metal: 14K Rolled Gold
Finish: Hand-Engraved Floral Motif
Gender: Lady's
Circa: Mid Victorian Era (c. 1860-1885)
Hallmarks: None (Tested 14K)
Gross Weight: 56.2 grams (36.1 dwts)
Condition: Good Preowned

GEMSTONE DETAILS
Gemstone: Carnelian
Cut: Intaglio (Hand Carved)
Size: 33 x 26mm