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Vintage 14k gold pocket watch chain and mourning fob

Original price $9,910.00 - Original price $9,910.00
Original price
$9,910.00 - $9,910.00
Current price $9,910.00

An antique solid 14 karat gold pocket watch chain and mourning fob, circa late 1800’s. The chain is comprised of eleven, one inch elongated oval links connected together by 1/2 inch hand engraved scroll pattered oval links. Three of the smaller oval links are hand engraved with the initials LJS, JFS and MJS. The chain has a lobster clasp at one end for attaching to the bow of a pocket watch. On the other end of the chain is a bar toggle for inserting into the hole of a button up shirt or vest. The chain and lobster clasp have significant wear on the locations where the links connect together, consistent with 100+ years of use. The total length from the lobster clasp to the FOB tip is 18.5”.

Suspended from the toggle is a 14 karat gold shield shaped, hinged mourning fob. Commonly used for storing a lock of hair within the compartment to remember the loved one. One side of the locket has a brass plate with a hand engraved monogram “BTR”. On the opposite side is a shield shaped layered white and black onyx secured by beads. The onyx has a slight chip on the tip. 

A superb example of late Victorian craftsmanship, this chain is the perfect compliment for the pocket watch connoisseur.