Victorian Verge Fusee Georgian Watch Cock Turquoise Necklace
Steampunk divine in this verge fusee pocket watch escapement from the Georgian period, circa early 1800s. The necklace, assembled from pocket watch escapements from the early 1800s, features a gold gilded watch balance cocks bearing ornate chase work with foliate designs. A natural turquoise adds just the right amount of color.
A jewelry fad of the Victorian era involved the making of items from the wheel caps of old watches, called Watch Cocks or escapements. These round, flat pieces of the chase-work fittings came from inside antique watches and are highly ornamental. Once removed from the watch, they were connected by "o" rings and made into bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings.
Materials: Gold Gild
Measurements: 15 inches long
Weight: 30.9 grams
Condition: Very good with the gemstones sparkling and the chasing crisp showing off the design.