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Watch fob

Watch fob
Watch fob
Title
Watch fob
Date 
1775-1825
Medium 
Chalcedony, silver, gilt
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Silver gilt watch fob with milky chalcedony seal; bail is hollow finial with knop, affixed to fob with scrolled foliate garland, the base of the fob is rectangular and domed, silver is decorated throughout with acorns and oak leaves; the seal depicts a lion passant above a crest with a greek cross having a bird perched in each quadrant.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Helen A. Collingwood
Object Number 
1930.20
Gallery Label 
This watch fob belonged to John McComb, Jr. (1763-1853), designer of New York's City Hall. The seal depicts the McComb family coat of arms.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group