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Georgian Compass Fob

A find from London's Portobello market: the oldest and finest compass fob we've ever had. Made around 1800 with a painted enamel interior and carnelian disc. A tiny toggle unlocks the pin holding the fob in place. Carefully lift the pin to swivel the compass.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), glass lens, carnelian, enamel interior, iron needle

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    2 1/4" total length, 1 1/8" at the widest point

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.