Georgian Donkey Intaglio Fob
Donkeys are said to have excellent memories, remembering places they've been (or other donkey's they've met) over 25 years later. This cool Georgian fob pendant's set with a frosted glass intaglio seal depicting a donkey along with the Italian motto NON ME RICORDO, or "I don't remember"... so when you see this on the wax sealing your letter, better be prepared for some impossible (or at least highly improbably) subject matter within. It's set in a highly ornate base metal fob with loop at the top to attach to the end of your pocket watch chain, or, more likely, to hang from your favourite necklace chain. English, circa 1820.
Era: Georgian, circa 1820
Base: 2.0cm by 1.7cm
Marks: None, tested as base metal
Condition: Good, signs of wear consistent with age and use
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