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Jet 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 put 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 and fashionable.

The most fashionable of all was a spinner fob which had two or three sides, which could be turned so the owner could choose which decorative element to show off.

In this piece:

  • Oval cloud opal lampworked and pressed glass cabochon from Czechoslovakia
  • Glass oval doublet made in mid-century Western Germany with mixed jet and Goldfuss glass
  • Vintage Czech glass oval with brilliant gold luster daisy
  • Two-part spinner made in the USA of brass-plated pewter
  • Antiqued brass station chain
  • Length is 27” with 4” extender

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