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Fob seal: M.93-1930

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Two fob seals, a watch key, hook and clasp in three-coloured gold set with turquoises and small red and green stones

Chalcedony with three-coloured gold engraved mounts set with turquoises and red and green stones (probably garnets and emeralds). One fob seal has an octagonal sealstone with intaglio crest; the other is oval and inscribed 'DFS' in reverse; both have a domed back with applied butterfly shaped handle with filigree wings, and are decorated with applied flowers and leaves and set with small stones. The top of the long spatulate hook is decorated with a similar butterfly. The watch key has a scallop shell shaped handle set with small stones. The four are linked by a circular split ring decorated with applied leaves and stones.

Notes

History note: Frank Gray Smart

Legal notes

From the Frank Smart Collection, given by T.J.G. Duncanson

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-02-14) by Duncanson, T. J. G.

Dating

Late 18th-mid 19th century
1780 CE - 1850 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Stone composed of emerald ( possibly) garnet ( possibly) turquoise Sealstone composed of chalcedony Mount composed of gold Key Diameter 1.2 cm Height 0.6 cm Length 3.1 cm
Hook Height 0.9 cm Length 4.5 cm Width 1.8 cm
Seal (octagonal) Height 1.4 cm Length 2.0 cm Width 1.7 cm
Seal (oval) Height 1.6 cm Length 2.2 cm Width 1.8 cm
Sealstone (oval) Length 1.1 cm Width 0.8 cm
Sealstone (oct.) Length 1.1 cm Width 0.9 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.93-1930
Primary reference Number: 155677
Old object number: M.2-1930
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Fob seal" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/155677 Accessed: 2022-07-02 14:57:01

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