Watch fob

Object Number: 
INV.12402
Date: 
1700-1775
Medium: 
Quartz, garnet, gold
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/8 x 1 x 3/4 in. ( 51.1 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
carved: on seal, beneath crest: "MORIENDUM"
Description: 
Gold watch fob with charm and beveled quartz seal; flat braided chain link chain made adjustable with a charm which allows the chain to slide through one side only, the charm is medallion shaped with rinceau design on both sides and a faceted half sphere garnet on obverse; the seal is suspended from the chain with a hollow finial bail with knop, attached to gold mount with scrolled acanthus leaves, the base is ribbed around the top surface and worked with geometric designs around the bottom edge; the seal depicts the helmet and chest guard of a suit of armor above a crest with a fully branched tree with a fish beneath, and an inscribed banner beneath the crest across the bottom.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group