One of the funnier fob seals I’ve added to my collection… a little witch flying on her broomstick, surrounded by the words “all have their hobbies.” A fob seal is much smaller than a desk (wax) seal. It was made to be worn on a gentleman’s watch chain or as a piece of jewelry for a woman, perhaps as a bracelet charm or threaded onto a chain or ribbon and worn around her neck. This fob seal setting is pinchbeck, which means brass made to look like gold, with the witch engraved in amethyst at the base of the setting. The fob dates back to the Victorian Era between 1837 – 1901. I know which fine silver wax seal charm I’ll be wearing this weekend! Happy Halloween!
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