Pinchbeck Gold Six Seal Spinning Fob
Highly collectible and almost 300 years old, this turning spinning wheel desk seal has been made with a Pinchbeck gold wheel and collar, and showcases a lovely mother of pearl handle. The wheel comprises six individual seals made from different types of precious stone; each one showing a different sentimental image or picture.
Pinchbeck gold was a technology invented in the early 18th century by Christopher Pinchbeck, a London clock and watch-maker who wanted to develop a means of providing a gold-looking object but without the associated cost of the 18 carat gold which was typically used. In his version of Pinchbeck, a combination of copper and zinc was used.
This piece measures 9.8cm length, 4.5cm wheel diameter.
The handle does show signs of repair which we've done our best to picture.
Please note this item is vintage and has been previously used, therefore may show character signs of wear & tear. We will always try to be as honest as possible in our descriptions so please read them carefully.