Vintage Victorian Lion Head Intaglio Watch Fob
This gorgeous Victorian watch fob intaglio features a black hand-carved head of a lion on one side and a Greek warrior on the opposite side. This rare and beautiful piece is a stunning charmer!
In the 17th and 18th century, the watch was the darling of the nobility. Tiny scientific marvels and miniature works of art, both ladies and gentlemen wore watch chains with fobs, keys and their personal seals attached to their watches. Watch chains were long, to show from under the coat. Originally, “fob” was the name for the tiny pocket sewn near the waistband of breeches where a gentleman kept his valuables, including his pocket watch.
L 18” Fob 1” 4 strand drop 1”