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Object Name: Watch fob
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: Glass, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
Description: Watch fob consisting of three-sided crystal fob with faceted sides, held by arched bail engraved with foliate decoration; surmounted by hollow finial with ornamental base in the form of opposing fish heads. Several links of chain still attached.
Credit Line: Gift of Marilynn Burr Houck
Object Number: 2002.48
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This watch fob was owned by New York City volunteer firefighter Joseph Buckman (1822-1875) and appears in the Society's portrait of Buckman (2002.24).