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Amazing Sizable Horseshoe Gold Antique English Watch Fob


Fabulous central, highly detailed horseshoe anchors the mounting of this sizable fob.  It measures a full inch long and inch wide.  Edge of the mounting has a nice smooth scallop with light engraving. Mounting is 9 karat gold.

In keeping with most Victorian fobs, this is a "spinner" style.  It has a rich, deep green stone with red specks called a bloodstone on one side.  The other side is comprised of a carnelian in a deep orangey red.  The stones are set in a lovely gold setting with full hallmarks.

Hallmarks denote production in the mid-1880's.

Stones and mounting are in excellent condition.  No chips or cracks to stones. Spinner section works well.

These watch fobs are now worn as pendants on both long and short chains.  They are often grouped in collection of three.  Please feel free to contact us to allow us in assiting you to find just the right combination. 

Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era.  It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning.  A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote.  This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy.  Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared. 

9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society.  The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content.  Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening.  Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her.  Her personality emanated from her jewelry.


1" diameter


Gold is in excellent condition. Stones are free of chips and cracks. Spinner portion works well.

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