These earrings feature gold-filled watch fob tassels, c. 1920, and a sky blue agate coin bead.
Details and Materials
- 2 1/4” long
- agate coin bead
- vintage gold-filled fob tassels
- gold-plated ear wires
- gold-filled jump rings
Developed around the 1770's alongside the invention of pocket watches, fobs were worn by both men and women, attached at the waist or to a belt. Their popularity continued throughout the 19th century but gradually became more associated with male attire. Some watch chains held multiple decorative fobs where they dangled similarly to a ladies charm bracelet when draped on a vest.