This charming antique Victorian 9ct gold fob chain wax seal pendant with an Agate stone base and a Pony on top weighs 7.20grams and stands just over 3cm high. The pendant is hallmarked. The Agate base of the pendant has not been carved, this could make a wonderful personalised gift idea.
Fobs and seals decorated the waists of fashionable men during the early nineteenth century, continuing a trend that started in the late eighteenth century. Fobs were short straps, ribbons, tassels, or chains. A fob attached to a watch carried in the pocket of a waistcoat on the man's right side. Seals were engraved gold or other metal medallions attached to fobs, used for marking a person's signature impression in sealing wax for important documents or other correspondence, or purely for ornamentation. The fad for single or clusters of fobs and seals was replaced by the end of the century with a simpler fashion: the display of the pocket watch chain. Men's main ornamentation during the later years of the nineteenth century was a draped pocket watch chain hanging across their buttoned waistcoat or vest.