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Watch fob

Object Number: 
ca. 1850
Glass, metal
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
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.
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).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marilynn Burr Houck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group