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Watch fob

Watch fob
Watch fob
Title
Watch fob
Date 
ca. 1827
Medium 
Gold, chalcedony
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. ( 4.8 x 3.8 x 1 cm )
Description 
Gold watch fob with milky chalcedony seal; bail is vertically ribbed, attached to frame of rotating bezel with scrollwork design, plain bar half-frame, plain bezel; seal depicts inscribed banners across both top and bottom, palm tree set above crest set in oval in front of tilted ship's anchor on grass; opposite side is inscribed "JP / to / RD / 1827."
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1928.11
Marks 
carved: seal side of stone, across top: "DEPRESSA RESUEGO" carved: seal side of stone, bottom of crest: "PAIS EI(?)N CRAINS RIEN" carved: seal side of stone, beneath crest: "K(illeg.)" carved: seal side of stone, across bottom: "NEVER DESPAIR" carved: opposite side of stone: "JP / to / RD / 1827"
Gallery Label 
This watch fob with seal once belonged to John Pintard (1759-1844), founder of the New-York Historical Society and leader in many civic, educational, charitable and religious activities in New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group