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Watch Fob

1933.1811 (RS7425)

Description

Gutta percha watch fob set on one side with an eye painted on ivory under glass and a pansy on the other, two chains attached (loop attachment missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Material
gutta-percha
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
Fob
Fob, Watch
fobs
gutta-percha
watches
Dimensions
7/8 x 5/16 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1811
GUSN
102315
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
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Title Hair of Louis Agassiz Accession number 1919.245
Title Earrings Accession number 1927.64
Title Brooch Accession number 1927.65
Title Watch fob Accession number 1933.1811

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