ANTIQUE SILVER HAND ENGRAVED SHIELD FOB PENDANT
Hello and thanks for visiting my shop! Here we have a beautiful antique silver watch fob, presented to a G. Stout in 1911 by 'B. S. M. W. C. C.' Cricket club? Chess Club? Internet research hasn't helped me identify the reason it was presented, infuriatingly; I like to be knowledgable about my items but in this case, a full history eludes me.
Stunning shield design, framed with an intricate cut-out design, this fob is free from inscriptions on the front and is in excellent condition. This would look fantastic hung from a chain or as an addition to a charm bracelet or Albert chain. Approx. 43 mm long, 28mm at widest point. Today, anyone can easily wear this piece, just add to a chunky Silver chain for a statement look.
Please note, I only lightly clean my antique and vintage silver pieces so they will retain their natural patina.
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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, football especially. The backs are often engraved with dates, names and achievements - and equally often with (to us) cryptic letters and dates.