Civil War Era

RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD

RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD

RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD
FROM the American Civil War era (according the the family) a most unusual Tested 10K Etched Gold Ball watch fob charm with A MADSTONE Encased inside and visible on either side of the Fob Decoration--the Madstone is a legendary stone that supposedly had the power to draw poison from wounds, particularly rabies. The stone is found in the stomachs of ruminants and the scientific name is'Bezoar'. The gold is worn with age and possibly was filed on the bottom, someone testing the gold content probably but overall condition is quite acceptable. It measures about 1.00 across and a bit over.

It weighs 7.8 GRAMS. This piece belongs in a museum.

Pictured below is an antique Chinese Bezoar Madstone bracelet from a private collecition. Bezoars are concretions found in the stomachs of ruminants.

Smaller ones were ground up and used for medicinal purposes. Many different craftsmen were involved in the decoration of these sought-after curiosities. Charles V possessed an elaborately set bezoar and there were two examples in Rudolf IIs chamber of art and curiosities. These objects were the expression of a combination of scientific interest and occult beliefs. The item "RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019.

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "waestates" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.


RARE Civil War Era Watch Fob Decoration MADSTONE BEZOAR in Engraved 10K GOLD