Emerald Spinner Necklace
The three-sided spinning pendant featured in this necklace is a recreation of a Victorian gentleman’s watch fob. Watches were invented in 1750 but wristwatches didn’t come into vogue until after WWI. So in the centuries between these innovations, men kept their watches in their pockets.
Most pocket watches hung from a chain adorned with a decorative fob. A fob added weight to the chain which made it easier to withdraw the watch from a pocket. However, the fobs, because they were visible, were also decorative.
Spinner fobs had two or three sides, which turned so the owner could choose which to show off. In this necklace, the fob hangs from the chain vertically while on an actual watch fob it would have spun horizontally.
In this piece:
- Vintage oval striped moonglow glass from mid-century Western Germany
- Vintage Czech glass oval with brilliant gold luster daisy
- Stamped brass cuff link made in vintage dies in the USA
- Two-part spinner made in the USA of brass-plated pewter
- Antiqued brass station chain
- Length is 28” with 4” extender
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