Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Victorian or Art Deco? solid gold fob with spinning gold cab and relief

In Pocket Watches > Watch Fobs > Show & Tell.
Watch Fobs136 of 261Alexander The Great of Macedonia - Greek Silver Coin More Folding Knife Pocket Watch Fobs
10
Love it
0
Like it

antiqueroseantiquerose loves this.
ElisabethanElisabethan loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
JewelsJewels loves this.
austrohungaroaustrohungaro loves this.
Peasejean55Peasejean55 loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    Cgoodman
    (1 item)

    This is a solid 24 kt gold watch fob, with a relief that depicts either Troy or Paris or Mars, wearing a Trojan helmet, leaning on a pillar and gazing at themselves in another mirror on a pillar.
    I've had it since I was 8, when my step-grandfather gave it to me. By weight, alone, it's quite valuable. I've been able to find nothing about it, anywhere and believe me, I've tried. I believe it's either victorian, or art deco. Anyone ever seen one of these or anything like it?
    Thanks.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Watch Fobs
    See all
    VINTAGE ART DECO STERLING SILVER GUILLOCHE ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH & CHAIN NECKLACE
    VINTAGE ART DECO STERLING SILVER GU...
    $106
    Antique Gold Pocket Watch Chain & Cornelion Fob No Reserve
    Antique Gold Pocket Watch Chain & C...
    $94
    ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 10K ROSE GOLD SLIDE w GF WATCH CHAIN NECKLACE & PEARL CROSS
    ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 10K ROSE GOLD SLI...
    $63
    Rare & Beautiful 14ct Gold & 15ct Gold Fancy Link Victorian Watch Chain c1893
    Rare & Beautiful 14ct Gold & 15ct G...
    $310
    logo
    VINTAGE ART DECO STERLING SILVER GUILLOCHE ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH & CHAIN NECKLACE
    VINTAGE ART DECO STERLING SILVER GU...
    $106
    See all

    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Nice! But rather than a fob, I think it is a ring.
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Google images for swivel bezel ring :-)
    3. Cgoodman, 7 years ago
      Well! I think you are right! I alwaysthoiught itto be a ring butan antiques dealer insisted it wasa fob. I think this may beolder than i thought. I will have to find someone with expertise around hereto look at it, thankyou! I'vehaditforabout 49 years. My grandfather said he found it. - pethaps in europe during the first ww when he was a cook in the army.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Happy to have been of some help! I forgot to welcome you at CW... Waiting for more posts from you :-)

      Is there something on the other side? You can add 3 more pics! (Edit item button then choose images, then save item!)
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      This is an interesting read:
      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/43707/43707-h/43707-h.htm
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      A very nice intaglio ..... have you ever used it to get the positive image in some putty like material ... Plasticine?

      A photo of it would be great.
      If it is a mirror could it be Narcissus?
    7. Cgoodman, 7 years ago
      Oh thank you forfirther comments! I will follow up w more images and read your link. Bringing youngest child to college tomorrow so i'm swamped, tonight.
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Wow, this is very old if it's not a reproduction!!! This is really interesting. I would run to the nearest antiqueshop or perhaps better, a museum! To see if I could find someone with knowledge! Ready, steady, go!!!
    9. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Vetraio, your link is fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing such knowledge :-)
    10. Cgoodman, 7 years ago
      Thank you! This is the real thing. No stamp but a trusted antiques and gold person here in newton said its very high karat gold and it was given to me by my grandfather in the 1960s- he had it for many years and i believe, found it in europe during his tour as a head mess cook in the army - ww1. I am going to bring it to Skinner, here in Boston. Thanks for your comment!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.