Alisa Michelle

Vintage British Watch Fob Medal

color: gold

Vintage British Watch fob with skull reproduction.
Amongst the smallest hallmarked antiques commonly available are watch fob medals, a decorative item now scarcely remembered, even by the few remaining wearers of pocket watches. Fob medals, hung from the watch chain, were small badges of status, allegiance or achievement - sometimes only recognisable to others of a group. The variety of decoration in these medals was huge (mostly Classical or heraldic forms) but also a large number depicting sports specifically football. What they all seem to have in common is that they embodied memories or sentimental attachments. The backs are often engraved with dates, names and achievements - many of these engravings have secret meanings only familiar to the original owner.

  • 24"
  • 1 1/4" pendant
  • Sterling Silver and 14kt gold plated
  • pewter based metal

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