Antique Victorian Mourning Human Hair Watch Fob Nautical Anchor Charm Chain 1880. Today we are delighted to offer for sale an original and authentic antique 1800s Victorian mourning jewelry watch fob with a hair wrapped anchor charm! Victorian mourning jewelry made of a human hair became immensely popular in the 19th century. At a time of rising commercialism, sentimental hair-work became a way both to signal ones sincerity and, paradoxically, to stay in style. People made wreaths, rings, necklaces and all sorts of pieces out of human hair. One of the most famous guides to doing hair work was published in 1867, called. Self-Instructor and the Art of Hair Work. The fashion for human hair mourning jewelry faded by the early 1920’s. This exquisite watch fob is beautifully and intricately crafted and detailed. The fob features a double chestnut brown hair chain meticulously woven with a center spiral design. The piece features gold-filled fittings. Lobster clasp and toggle bar closure. The center of the fob features a beautiful and delicate hair-wrapped boat anchor charm adorned with gold-filled detailing; the charm dangles from a gold-filled center piece adorned with a small bar encrusted with three red, white and blue seed stones. This watch fob was no doubt commissioned by the wife of an American Navy officer or boat captain to wear after his passing given the Nautical theme and the fact that it was aquired in New Bedford, MA – New England’s center for the whaling industry. The fob presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with very minor wear/fraying and patina commensurate with age and type of use. The anchor charm has minor loss to hair wrapping. This wonderful piece will make a fine addition to any Victorian mourning jewelry collection, and would make a lovely gift to anyone who is a fan of the odd and macabre. Fresh to the market! Dimensions (un-toggled): 12-1/4″ in length; 1-5/8″ in height x 1 in width. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! Please remit promptly, via. We are experienced shippers! Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! Established in 2007, The. Rhode Island Antiques Mall. (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items! AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES. Be sure to watch for periodic SALES and Price Reductions! Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! Please be aware that. Thank you for looking! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Antique Victorian Mourning Human Hair Watch Fob Nautical Anchor Charm Chain 1880″ is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry”. The seller is “ri2u” and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.