Early 19th Century Carnelian Fob of Hope + Adonis

Early 19th Century Carnelian Fob of Hope + Adonis

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A beautiful museum-quality piece from the Victorian Era! This Carnelian fob showcases beautiful early 19th century English craftspersonship.

Crafted circa 1820 in 15 carat gold, this fob features gorgeous Victorian construction, with a lovely fleur-de-lis inspired gold frame and pendant clasp. In the center of this adornment is an exceptional blood-red carnelian stone, upon which the Greek figures Adonis and Hope are rendered in stark relief.

On one side of the fob is a wonderful carving of Adonis; on the other side is a sensous depiction of Hope. Hope in particular is shown with a large-scale anchor and an upturned index finger, urging the gaze up towards a heralding ribbon – which is inscribed “Never Despair”.

 With fine detailing and wonderful historical significance, this fob is a perfect addition to any antique jewelry collection!

Materials and Features: 15ct, Carnelian

Age/Origin: English, 1820

Measurements: 16.15g, 2” in length

Condition: Excellent antique condition.

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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Early 19th Century Carnelian Fob of Hope + Adonis
Early 19th Century Carnelian Fob of Hope + Adonis
Early 19th Century Carnelian Fob of Hope + Adonis

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