A rare spinning fob from Birmingham 1913. To one side the fob is set with a deep orangy-red carnelian, and the other a working compass. The glass for the compass is a little worn and the needle tarnished but this is to be expected with the age of the piece and merely adds to its charm. However, whilst the fob is darling alone it’s the two snakes that coil around it that really captivated us. Likely added by the first owner as the hallmarks are underneath the snakes they make a fantastic addition to this fine piece. There is some tarnishing to the metal, consistent with age, but this is superficial and otherwise the fob is in beautiful condition.
Rare Double Snake Compass Spinning Fob – 1913
Metal: 9ct gold, assayed Birmingham 1913
Dimensions: 28mm x 21mm