Georgian Agate Harrison Fob
in Gilt Rolled Gold

Floral Design

£ 4,850

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A decorative gilt rolled gold rock crystal and agate thistle seal fob from the Georgian period (c. 1830). Showcasing intricate details, we see the pendant style frame of this piece decorated with rich grape, vine, acorn and oak leaf relief work. The cushion shaped, double sided swivel fob features one side of expertly seal engraved white agate. The opposite side depicts an elaborate, tri-coloured gold potted floral arrangement that has been protected by a clear rock crystal cover. Seal fobs were an almost indispensable part of daily attire for the wealthy Georgian gentleman. Originally, these would have been attached to the elaborate watch chain that enabled pocket watches to be quickly located and checked. Seal fobs can be clearly seen protruding from underneath the waistcoat of King George III in the famous portrait of him that was painted by Gainsborough in the late 1700s. The elaborate style of this example would have showcased wealth and status, with a particularly unusual three dimensional, tri-colour, gold, potted arrangement of flowers and foliage sparkling underneath a clear rock crystal cover. The elaborate white agate seal engraving depicts the Harrison coat of arms along with the motto “Vincit Qui Patitur” (he conquers who endures).
Jewellery from the Georgian era (1714-c. 1837) has rarely survived into current times, with the finest examples being highly coveted by collectors worldwide. For the nobility and wealthy élite, evening social occasions became increasingly popular, which were made all the more enjoyable through the introduction of brighter burning candles. The result was a truly fascinating period for jewellery design, with yellow gold, silver, diamonds and enamelwork all combining to produce some truly exceptional pieces.

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  • Material: Gold Plated
  • Principal Stone: Agate
  • Age: 1700 - 1836 (Georgian)
  • Item Code: 1551437

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