Scarce Antique Georgian Cut Steel Watch Key Fob
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A rare survivor of two centuries and from the collection of an enthusiast, this adorable little pocket watch key would have been quite the statement of fashion at the time of it's creation, hung from a chain at the waist. Made with a great deal of care to show off the skills of the craftsman, the whole measures just under an inch and a half, the central rivet is hand faceted, this set within a radiating disc framed by a floral border and then a surround of blued Steel, a fancy touch which would have been created in a furnace by heating until a blue oxide film appears. Interesting as a unique pendant or little gift on a meaningful occasion, keys have great symbolism.
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