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

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    Posted 8 years ago

    Moonstonel…
    (765 items)

    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, 8 years ago
      Stunning!
    2. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 8 years ago
      Beautiful amethyst! Does it come apart to reveal a seal?
    3. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 8 years ago
      Or is the amethyst the seal?
    4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      antiquarius123, I think its the Amethyst...not sure...but its pretty!
    5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      chevy59, thank you for the loving :)))
    6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Agram.m, thank you for saying that...that means a lot to me :))))
    7. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Newtimes, oxoxoxoxo
    8. toracat toracat, 8 years 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, 8 years ago
      Great research toracat!
    10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      toracat, XOXOXOXO on the info...so I dated this piece to be around 1885 with all the hallmarks....
    11. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Stunning as always your posts are just gorgeous ! Love love
    12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years 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, 8 years ago
      BELLIN68, you are the BEST!!!!! XOXOXOXO handsome :0
    14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Manikin, you do help inspire me to keep with my silly postings!!!! Thank you XOXOXOXO
    15. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Oh no not silly wonderful . I think I will stop by and shop at your house lol :-)
    16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Manikin, for you ...anytime my friend :)) I would like to shop at Agram.m's and have a lot more fun!!!! :)
    17. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      bratjdd, you and Manikin can come over anytime..would love to show you what I have :)))) XOXOXOXXO
    18. Budek Budek, 8 years ago
      Big Wow! A very beautiful object,
      Thanks for the post!
    19. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Budek, thank you I think its neat to look at :))
    20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Poop, thanks for the loving :)))
    21. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      Most beautiful piece I've seen on this site so far. Thank you for sharing it
    22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Aimathena, WOW! Thank you for saying that!!! This is a funky piece that lays around...and around..
      Lee
    23. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Tom, many thanks

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