Handsome antique hand carved Masonic MOP (mother of pearl) pocket watch fob. This antique fob has the same carving on both sides and is a wonderful piece of folk art jewelry for the collector.
The fob is carved of pink mother of pearl shell. It measures 7/8" L X 5/8" wide not including the bale. We put on the safety pin to help reduce the pink on pink glare in the photos. Both sides of the fob are carved and have the letter "G" at the center which little difficult to see in the pics from the glare. The fob is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or flakes. We notice a very slight discolor close to the hole where the bale is which could be from the metal on the shell or age but is minor.
This fob was acquired with another Masonic piece in our shop, from the same family, and we are dating to right around 1915.T his is a great piece for the Mason or Masonic collector and would be a wonderful addition to a watch chain. It could also have a larger bale added and be worn as a smaller pendant.