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    Posted 7 years ago

    Cgoodman
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    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.

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    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!

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