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Object Name: Watch fob
Date: 1775-1850
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Medium: Silver, jet, gilt
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 in. ( 4.4 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: Silver gilt watch fob with jet seal; bail is in the form of a hollow finial with knop attached to base with arched scroll design with scallop shell at the center, the base is vertically ribbed all around, the bezel is horizontally ribbed; the seal depicts a hand clutching three leaves above a crest with three leaves (same as above); inscription on banner across the bottom.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles R. Huntington
Object Number: 1921.12
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Marks: Carved across bottom of seal: "SUB SOLE SUB UMBRA VIRENS"

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This watch fob belonged to New York author Washington Irving (1783–1859).