Grandmother's Buttons GLYNIS NECKLACE IN SILVER
e love Victorian watch fobs and so were excited to reproduce one for this gorgeous pendant necklace. 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 and fashionable.
In this elegant design, the fob holds a single one of a kind antique button. Every antique button is a one and only and so will not be identical to the image.
In this piece:
- One small antique metal button, circa 1880-1900
- Reproduction of watch fob cast in pewter and plated in silver in the USA
- Silver-plated brass chain
- Length 30”