Gold Filled Victorian Watch Chain with Filigree Figural Fob Antique
A stunning example of Victorian Era Pocket Watch Jewelry. This antique gold filled watch chain has a fabulous figural filigree fob and can be worn by the men or ladies.
The main chain with the fob measures 5 1/4" from the top of the clasp to the bottom of the fob. The filigree fob is shaped like a decorated perfume or possibly an ornate flask. It measures 1" long by 1/2" wide. Two chains connect the fob to the main chain. Attached to the main chain is addition short chain with clip. The clip can be used to attached to ladies sash or men's vest pocket. It measures 1 1/8" from the beginning of the chain to the end of the clip. The decorative clip measures 7/8" X 5/8".
The clasp is mark L.B. & Co for Lincoln, Bacon and Company (Scofield, MA). The earliest notations of them are in the 1891 Horological Review. I would be comfortable dating this between 1890-1900. The gold fill is bright and clean with the only wear seen on the back of the clip (a small spot that is darkened which looks like someone tried to gold test directly on the item with acid. This is not our practice of testing for this reason.) You can see the small spot shown in photo 6. Otherwise the condition is remarkable for over 100 years old.