A Gorgeous and Unusual Early 19th Century Pendant-Fob with Carved “L’AMITIE” Carnelian Seal, Silver and Silver Overlay Setting.
An unusual and beautiful pendant-seal given in love and friendship during the early part of the 19th century. It bears a carnelian (quartz) stone that is carved with two birds (probably doves) joined by an infinity symbol and the words “L’amitie” which is French for friendship. Overall dimensions are 25.7 mm (1-inch) in length, 22 mm (7/8-inch) wide and 27.6 mm (1 1/8 inch) in height. The carnelian is oval with a flat face that measures 23.5 x 20 mm; the carved design is still crisp and clear with almost no wear. The top of the fob has a lovely scroll-themed motif that is silver and sits on top of a silver overlay dome with shell design. The bezel is silver as well. Overall condition is very good: some of the silver overlay has worn and there is a small stress crack in the scroll design that may be part of the original construction (see photos).
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