Wind it back in time with this sly fox watch key necklace pendant charm. Fox images were the staple of Victorian hunting jewelry, inspired by the sport of fox hunting and the fox hunting party … the thrill of the hunt. TALLY HO!
- description -
The lovely figural double faced fox head watch key has the same detailed facial features on both sides with an ornate loop directly attached and suspended with a large jump ring.
A watch key, or key winder, was necessary to wind the watch and to set the movements. The sizes of the watch keys varied, and were made to fit the square shaft in the pocket watch to wind the watch, and the styles varied, some were no more than functional and some were fabulously ornate fobs or pendants.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the fox is symbolic of one who will use all the ingenuity, wit and wisdom he possesses for his own defense.
The figural fox head watch key charm has been reproduced from an antique late Victorian era (1890) pinchbeck watch winder key from my private collection of interesting novelty watch keys, and is shown in the last photo, but it is not meant to wind your pocket watch since the replica key hole size may be off.
- approximate pendant measurement - 1 1/2" x 1/2” (36mm x 12mm)
- charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- the chain is sold separately here
- more chains and charm holders are available here
Impressed with history!
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*Personal time pieces were introduced in the 16th century, and were called pocket watches, a watch meant to be carried in the pocket and tethered to a chain, cord, strap, etc. to prevent it from being dropped and for a quick and easy grasp from the pocket.