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Fob and chain

1990.17 (RS8661)

Description

Gold fob with repousee and chased acanthus leaf and scrollwork set with carnelian seal, double strand flexible gold chain with chased and repousee acanthus leaf and scrollwork findings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1850
Inscriptions
"Fortuna Dubia Virtus Certa / AN" (Intaglio)
Material
carnelian
chasing
gold (metal)
repoussé
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
carnelian
chasing
Fob
Fob, Watch
fobs
gold (metal)
repoussé
Rococo Revival
People and organizations
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908
Dimensions
1 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.17
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
101933
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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Title Silver Ring Accession number 1990.9
Title Charm Bracelet Accession number 1990.10
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Title Seed Pearl Necklace Accession number 1990.12
Title Earrings Accession number 1990.13
Title Gold Buttons Accession number 1990.14
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Title Watch Fob and Chain Accession number 1990.17
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Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1381
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1382
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1383
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1384
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1385
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1386
Title Seal and watch fob Accession number 1990.1387
Title Pin Accession number 1990.1388
Title Pearl and emerald earrings Accession number 1990.1389
Title Stick pin Accession number 1990.1390
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1391
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1392
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1393
Title "AMA" medal Accession number 1990.1394
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Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1397
Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1398
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1399
Title Necklace Accession number 1990.1400
Title Pendant Accession number 1990.1401
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1402
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1403
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1404
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