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Watch fob with key

Watch fob with key
Title
Watch fob with key
Date 
ca. 1854
Medium 
Gold
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. ( 4.8 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm )
Description 
Gold watch fob with engraving on both sides; has rotating loop at top, attached to an octagon, with a cylindrical key at the bottom; foliate engraving and circle with 1854 engraved on one side; dedication engraved on the other side.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. L.W. Jenkins
Object Number 
1954.114
Marks 
engraving: "1854" engraving: dedication: "Charlie Jenkins/ from/ Old Block"
Gallery Label 
The dedication engraved on the watch indicates that it was a gift from Charlie Jenkins to "Old Block," a pseudonym for Alonzo Delans (1823-1885).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group