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Watch fob

Watch fob
Watch fob
Watch fob
Title
Watch fob
Date 
1775-1825
Medium 
Gold, chalcedony, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 x 12 x 1 3/8 in. ( 2.2 x 30.5 x 3.5 cm )
Description 
Black grosgrain ribbon watch fob with gold bail attached with chain links, bloodstone seal set in gold at one end, hanging from bail on a ring; the seal depicts a lion passant above a crossed crest with flower in each quadrant, inscribed ribbon across the bottom; the gold mount has floral garland around the edge, fountain shaped base with scroll design, and ribbed bail, the ring has rinceau design; the opposite side of the ribbon is fork-tongued.
Credit Line 
Gift of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number 
1952.91
Marks 
carved: bottom of seal: "AUCTOR PRETIOSA FACIT"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group