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Vintage Antique Amethyst F & B Foster Bailey Sterling Seal Pendant 1885

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Posted 1 year ago

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Moonstonel…
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This is part of my collection of Antique Victorian pieces...this is a Foster & Bailey Sterling Amethyst Seal that is in near mint condition. This is hallmarked with the ladies initials and PAT'D STERLING F&B This measures 4.90 inches and is quite solid in make. What do you think?

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Stunning!
  2. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 1 year ago
    Beautiful amethyst! Does it come apart to reveal a seal?
  3. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 1 year ago
    Or is the amethyst the seal?
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    antiquarius123, I think its the Amethyst...not sure...but its pretty!
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    chevy59, thank you for the loving :)))
  6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Agram.m, thank you for saying that...that means a lot to me :))))
  7. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Newtimes, oxoxoxoxo
  8. toracat toracat, 1 year ago

    "Foster and Bailey was an American silversmith that operated between the years of 1878 and 1898. Prior to that the firm was known as White & Foster, from around 1873 up until 1878. Between 1898 and 1951 the company continued to operate under the name Theodore W. Foster and Bros, however it used the same "F&B Sterling" hallmark on its silver as Foster and Bailey, which can make it difficult to determine when a piece was made. The firm was based in Providence, Rhode Island and made small sterling silver, silver plate and gold items for the home and personal use, such as hair brushes, compacts, hat brushes, hand mirrors, dresser jars, shoe horns and button hooks. The firm also made jewelry, including lockets, brooches, and earrings.
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Great research toracat!
  10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    toracat, XOXOXOXO on the info...so I dated this piece to be around 1885 with all the hallmarks....
  11. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Stunning as always your posts are just gorgeous ! Love love
  12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    JayHow, thank you for saying that!!! When I take pictures of any Antique Jewelry...I fall in love with each peace! I take anywhere from 5 to 45 pictures or more just to get the right one to post. I love taking pictures and posting...I was doing it to sell on these years. But on CW most are not for sale...and are my personal ones. So I take extra care and love on each one since they are mine. I am proud and grateful for what I own. I had to sell all my jewelry twice in my life for 2 relationships. All you see is what I built myself as where the other pieces I had to pawn to make ends meet. This time around, they are staying with me for the girls to inherit. :)))))
  13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    BELLIN68, you are the BEST!!!!! XOXOXOXO handsome :0
  14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Manikin, you do help inspire me to keep with my silly postings!!!! Thank you XOXOXOXO
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Oh no not silly wonderful . I think I will stop by and shop at your house lol :-)
  16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Manikin, for you ...anytime my friend :)) I would like to shop at Agram.m's and have a lot more fun!!!! :)
  17. bratjdd bratjdd, 1 year ago
    Can I come :) I would Love to shop with you both!
  18. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    bratjdd, you and Manikin can come over anytime..would love to show you what I have :)))) XOXOXOXXO
  19. Budek Budek, 1 year ago
    Big Wow! A very beautiful object,
    Thanks for the post!
  20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Budek, thank you I think its neat to look at :))
  21. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Poop, thanks for the loving :)))
  22. Aimathena, 11 months ago
    Most beautiful piece I've seen on this site so far. Thank you for sharing it
  23. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 11 months ago
    Aimathena, WOW! Thank you for saying that!!! This is a funky piece that lays around...and around..
    Lee
  24. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 months ago
    Tom, many thanks

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