Watch fob

Watch fob
Title
Watch fob
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Glass, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Watch fob consisting of three-sided crystal fob with faceted sides, held by arched bail engraved with foliate decoration; surmounted by hollow finial with ornamental base in the form of opposing fish heads. Several links of chain still attached.
Credit Line 
Gift of Marilynn Burr Houck
Object Number 
2002.48
Gallery Label 
This watch fob was owned by New York City volunteer firefighter Joseph Buckman (1822-1875) and appears in the Society's portrait of Buckman (2002.24).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group