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Object ID # 1957.027.013
Object Name Fob
Title Man's Black Onyx Watch Fob
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This is a man's black onyx and gold (or goldtone) metal watch fob. It has a flat, oval-shaped, bevelled-edged black onyx piece inset into the bottom of the fob. The top side has a goldtone (brass), rayed, oval-shaped decorative area, inbetween a pivoting hanger that has a stippled-patterned area and a trefoil shape before its pendant ring, to which is attached a jump ring. No maker's mark is seen.
Makers mark None seen
Provenance Provenance unknown. The previous owner, Martha J. Urquhart, resided in Owen Sound, Grey County, but passed away in 1939. This item was donated from her Estate in 1957.

It would likely have belonged to a man, perhaps her father, Robert Paterson? or her husband, D. P. Urquhart? of Owen Sound before she acquired it.

After 1939, it was kept by Margaret Melbourne Carrie (nee Kilbourn). Margaret's mother had been a Paterson who married George Stirk Kilbourn of Owen Sound.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Brass/Onyx
Dimensions H-3.3 W-2.5 L-1.8 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Urquhart, Martha J.
Urquhart, Donald P.
Paterson (Patterson), Robert "Bobby Cash"
Carrie, Margaret
Subjects Jewelry
Function A jewellery sort of embellishment for a man's pocket watch chain. It is a decorative item. It is likely a Victorian item?